The Chinese city of Wuhan endured a stringent lockdown lasting more than two and a half months.

But on April 8, with the coronavirus outbreak finally under control in China, people began venturing out into the spring sunshine.

Here are some Reuters image of a city slowly coming back to life, after a traumatic ordeal which infected more than 50,000 and killed over 2,500, according to official statistics.

A crowded Hankou Railway Station reflects a return to normality in Wuhan
A crowded Hankou Railway Station reflects a return to normality in Wuhan
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coronavirus wuhan People wearing face masks pose for pictures by the Yangtze river in Wuhan, Hubei province, as China holds a national mourning for those who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the Qingming tomb-sweeping festival, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song - RC2MXF97O94D
Fresh air and face masks as people pose by the Yangtze river
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covid-19 - Volunteers from the Blue Sky Rescue team disinfect at the Qintai Grand Theatre in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 2, 2020. Picture taken April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song - RC2QWF92FH9N
A theatre in Wuhan is disinfected before the city opens up
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coronavirus covid-19 - A man wearing a face mask cries in Wuhan, Hubei province, as China holds a national mourning for those who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the Qingming tomb-sweeping festival, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2HXF9B5THZ
A man cries during a national day of mourning for the victims of COVID-19
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People wearing protective gear are seen at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, were lifted, April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song - RC210G9DN32L
Passengers wear protective gear at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
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Employees, wearing masks, work on a production line manufacturing display monitors at a TPV factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China, April 7, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. - RC2LZF9Q7S68
Employees resume work on a production line, manufacturing monitors
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Fresh chrysanthemum flowers, a traditional Chinese funeral flower, lie on the banks of the Yangtze River on the eve of the Tomb-sweeping Festival in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan ,China, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song - RC23XF9COTYO
Fresh chrysanthemum flowers, a traditional Chinese funeral flower, lie on the banks of the Yangtze
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