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A return to Wuhan

Wuhan was ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today on Front Burner, CBC Asia correspondent Saša Petricic on why many residents there, despite an economic boom, are still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus.
WUHAN, CHINA - JUNE 16: (CHINA OUT) A resident wears a mask while passing the graffiti of Nurses fight against new coronavirus on June 16, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. As of June 13th, the response level of public health emergencies in Hubei Province has been reduced to level 3.Wuhan's health commission said that the city had no asymptomatic cases as of June 15, and there are no more close contacts under medical observation.(Photo by Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Last January, Wuhan became the epicentre of the coronavirus. The Chinese city went under a strict lockdown for almost two months. The conditions were so severe that buildings were sealed off, and barricades erected.

Today, the economy is booming again, but many people are still reeling from the trauma brought by the virus and the way it was managed.

CBC Asia correspondent Saša Petricic travelled to Wuhan to better understand what life is like there now. He tells host Jayme Poisson about what he heard.