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Thousands attend pool party festival in Wuhan without social distancing

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A performer in a stage show at the front of the water waved at the crowd packed close and waving their arms back   
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And for dance music fans last weekend, that meant the full-on HOHA Water Electrical Musical Festival pool party at the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park.

Although the virus emerged in China, this country managed to control the pandemic and now only has a few dozen new cases daily, according to the latest official data.

According to MailOnline, the park - which has apparently capped attendance at 50 percent of its normal capacity - is offering half-price discounts for female visitors.

The mainstream Wuhan Maya Sea shore Water Park was loaded up with individuals skipping in bathing suits and goggles for an electronic performance, many roosted on elastic dinghies or swimming up to their chest in water. A performer hovered above the attendees with spark shooting from the back.

Looking at these images from August's HOHA Water Electrical Musical Festival, life appears to have edged its way back to normal in Wuhan.

The sweeping measures, which influenced more than 60 million Hubei citizens, have been heralded in China as having assisted the nation to convert a corner in its fight towards the outbreak.

The first known cases of COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan late previous year, a city of 11 million people, before the virus spread across the world, killing hundreds of thousands and crippling economies.

After going through a 76-day lockdown in April, new cases have dropped and restrictions have been relaxed in the city.

Thousands of partygoers have been pictured at a waterpark in the city of Wuhan, which was the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mask free and packed shoulder to shoulder, Chinese partygoers were offered free entries to boost their local economy.

Nevertheless, China honed in its domestic epidemic with the exception of a few sporadic outbreaks for summer.

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