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Small businesses still struggling eight months after Wuhan’s Covid-19 lockdown was lifted

Lockdown measures in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, were lifted in early April 2020. But eight months later, small business owners say they are still facing tough times. In the final month of the year, owners of restaurants and shops as well as taxi drivers say economic conditions are far from back to normal, as people remain at home and spend less than they did before the pandemic.