The Chinese authorities eased their month-long quarantine in Wuhan on Monday, allowing certain people to leave the country's virus epidemic epicenter under certain conditions.
The city of 11 million people has been closed since January 23 after authorities blocked traffic in and out of the city to stem the new outbreak of the coronavirus.
Non-residents can leave the city center with 11 million residents if they have no symptoms of the new coronavirus and have never had contact with patients, according to a statement by the city.
People with special reasons to leave the city, including those who need treatment for other diseases and those who do epidemic prevention work, could also leave Wuhan, the statement said.
Departures must be staggered and people must apply for permission from local authorities before departure.
Cars leaving the city may not carry more than two people at a time, including the driver.
Once travelers reach their destinations outside of Wuhan, they have to report to the local authorities and monitor their health for 14 days, the city said.
The spread of the epidemic has slowed in China outside of Hubei Province, whose capital is Wuhan. Several provinces have reported no new infections for several days in a row.
Wuhan, who is believed to have developed the virus late last year, remains responsible for the majority of new cases and deaths in the country.
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