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In pictures: Wuhan pool parties bring post-coronavirus relief in China

Wuhan residents are letting loose by rocking at nighttime pool parties at the popular Maya Beach Water Park.
Published 19 Aug, 2020 02:19pm

For more than two months, the 11 million residents of Wuhan endured a strict lockdown as coronavirus raced around the city in central China.

Now, some are letting loose en masse at rocking nighttime pool parties at a popular amusement park chain. The Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park reopened in late June, and the crowds have picked up this month.

In order to enter the Wuhan water park, party-goers need to reserve tickets online in advance with their national ID number. On the day, they need to present their ID and a green health code generated from mobile apps that track people’s movements and whether they are subject to virus quarantine.

This photo taken on August 15, 2020 shows people watching a performance as they cool off in a swimming pool in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. — AFP
This photo taken on August 15, 2020 shows people watching a performance as they cool off in a swimming pool in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. — AFP

People watch a performance as they cool off in a swimming pool in Wuhan. — AFP
People watch a performance as they cool off in a swimming pool in Wuhan. — AFP

People watch a performance as they cool off in a swimming pool in Wuhan. — AFP
People watch a performance as they cool off in a swimming pool in Wuhan. — AFP

People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park on August 15, 2020. — Reuters
People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park on August 15, 2020. — Reuters

People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park on August 15, 2020. — Reuters
People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park on August 15, 2020. — Reuters

People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park on August 15, 2020. — Reuters
People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park on August 15, 2020. — Reuters


Header: People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park on August 15, 2020. — Reuters