December 31, 2020
In Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, and now the native citizens, presume to be proud of defeating COVID-19 through an exhibition of unpublished images.
During the confinement of the city that is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of local volunteers did everything possible to guarantee the supply of the Wuhan people and hundreds of health workers arrived from other provinces to help contain the outbreak.
Wuhan managed to defeat the coronavirus thanks to strict confinement, strong prevention measures and the express construction of hospitals such as the one in Leishenshan, built in two weeks and which began receiving patients in February.
After several weeks, the absence of new cases led to the lifting in April of the restrictions imposed by the authorities on January 23, which lasted for eleven weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Through an exhibition of unpublished images of the city, prepared to touch the chord of visitors, the hardest passages of the pandemic in Wuhan are portrayed.
Photos of the completely empty city during the confinement, in another room, two girls carrying Chinese flags and banners with phrases of thanks and little drawings of hearts, at the exit colored pieces of paper are handed out for visitors to stick messages of support and solidarity with Wuhan.
The show is a call to patriotism with a narrative focused on the country’s health response. But they do not mention how the outbreak originated or why COVID-19 began to spread massively in the local market.
And there is only a photograph of the ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, sanctioned for warning about the disease, and no mention of the death count that reached 3 thousand 869 officers due to “delays, omissions and errors”, as the local government took too long to disclose information about the disease, because they needed the approval of higher authorities to make it public.
There are also no references to deficiencies in the supply of food and sanitary supplies after the outbreak.