Thousands Gather at Wuhan, China Water Park Without Masks, Social Distancing

Wuhan, China Water Park (GETTY)
Photo credit Wuhan, China Water Park (GETTY)

The city that was once the world's COVID-19 hotspot appears to have left the virus in the past as thousands gathered at a water park for an electronic music festival. 

The Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park, located in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, was photographed with people assembled just inches from one another in hip-deep pools, packed together like sardines and partying to the bass drop of the EDM DJs. 

Thousands of people attended a pool party at the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park at the weekend. Wuhan, the city where COVID-19 first emerged, underwent a strict 76-day lockdown to contain the virus and has not reported a domestic transfer case since May.Video via @AFP

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The city of 11 million lifted its 76-day lockdown in early April and hasn't reported any new cases since mid-May. 

The water park reopened in June and currently gets about 15,000 visitors a day during weekends, according to KTLA

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