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In a crowded beer bar on the evening of December 11, Zhang Qiong was wiping birthday cake stuck to his face after having fun with friends.

`Having gone through the first wave of the pandemic in Wuhan and then being free, I felt like I was living a second life,` said Zhang, 29, who works at a garment store in the city center.

In a crowded beer bar on the evening of December 11, Zhang Qiong was wiping birthday cake stuck to his face after having fun with friends.

`Having gone through the first wave of the pandemic in Wuhan and then being free, I felt like I was living a second life,` said Zhang, 29, who works at a garment store in the city center.

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

Wuhan youth are immersed in dancing at night clubs.

While many cities around the world are struggling with Covid-19, when the number of infections increases again, Wuhan youth freely play, enjoy the bustling nightlife, eat and drink on the streets to

Wuhan youth are immersed in dancing at night clubs.

While many cities around the world are struggling with Covid-19, when the number of infections increases again, Wuhan youth freely play, enjoy the bustling nightlife, eat and drink on the streets to

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

Outside the bar, young people not wearing masks flooded the street to have fun, shooting games and balloons.

The revival of the night economy in Wuhan has brought hope for a post-pandemic life that many people look forward to in 2021, after the world has a Covid-19 vaccine.

Outside the bar, young people not wearing masks flooded the street to have fun, shooting games and balloons.

The revival of the night economy in Wuhan has brought hope for a post-pandemic life that many people look forward to in 2021, after the world has a Covid-19 vaccine.

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

Wuhan residents board a ferry across the Yangtze River.

Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, has not detected any new cases of community transmission since May 10, after imposing one of the world’s strictest blockades earlier this year.

The city of 11 million people was suddenly isolated from the rest of China on the night of January 23, with planes, trains and buses all banned from entering Wuhan.

Wuhan residents board a ferry across the Yangtze River.

Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, has not detected any new cases of community transmission since May 10, after imposing one of the world’s strictest blockades earlier this year.

The city of 11 million people was suddenly isolated from the rest of China on the night of January 23, with planes, trains and buses all banned from entering Wuhan.

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

The scene at a street restaurant at night, nearly a year after the pandemic broke out.

Students, artists, singers and young workers who make up Wuhan’s nightlife say they have been stuck in their homes for months at a time and have used the opportunity to prepare for the moment.

`Some of my new music will definitely be about the pandemic period,` said Wang Xinghao, leader of the Wuhan pop rock group Mad Rat, to a crowd of more than 100 people at a local venue.

Wang jumped on stage, pulling fans with him and at one point threw his faux leather jacket down onto the screaming audience.

The scene at a street restaurant at night, nearly a year after the pandemic broke out.

Students, artists, singers and young workers who make up Wuhan’s nightlife say they have been stuck in their homes for months at a time and have used the opportunity to prepare for the moment.

`Some of my new music will definitely be about the pandemic period,` said Wang Xinghao, leader of the Wuhan pop rock group Mad Rat, to a crowd of more than 100 people at a local venue.

Wang jumped on stage, pulling fans with him and at one point threw his faux leather jacket down onto the screaming audience.

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

A late-night snack seller outside a Wuhan bar.

A late-night snack seller outside a Wuhan bar.

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

Elderly people take an evening dance class at a park.

Many people believe that the end of the blockade has inspired people to take to the streets.

`During the epidemic, Wuhan is truly a dead city,` Yi Yi, a rock music fan said after a performance.

Elderly people take an evening dance class at a park.

Many people believe that the end of the blockade has inspired people to take to the streets.

`During the epidemic, Wuhan is truly a dead city,` Yi Yi, a rock music fan said after a performance.

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

Birthday party at a Wuhan restaurant.

Despite the revival of nightlife, Wuhan restaurant and business owners still say it will take more time to compensate for losses during the blockade.

Birthday party at a Wuhan restaurant.

Despite the revival of nightlife, Wuhan restaurant and business owners still say it will take more time to compensate for losses during the blockade.

Lively night in Wuhan one year after the pandemic

However, with the number of people flocking to entertainment venues today, their message is much simpler.

`I really want to enjoy this time, because in life, you never know when things will end,` Zhang said in the beer garden.

In the photo, young people are dancing at a bar in Wuhan.

However, with the number of people flocking to entertainment venues today, their message is much simpler.

`I really want to enjoy this time, because in life, you never know when things will end,` Zhang said in the beer garden.

In the photo, young people are dancing at a bar in Wuhan.

Photo: Reuters

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