His arrival in the city, where the virus is believed to have first taken hold late last year, comes after its spread in mainland China has sharply slowed in the past week and as attention has turned to preventing imported infections from overseas hot spots such as Iran, Italy and South Korea.
The coronavirus outbreak that has claimed more than 4,000 lives globally. The notice said key sectors such as public transport, medical supply and producers of daily necessities will be allowed to return to work.
In January, China effectively shut down Wuhan and placed its 11 million residents in effective quarantine — a move it then replicated in the rest of Hubei province, putting 50 million people in mass isolation.
For the second consecutive day there was only one more fresh infection in Wuhan, the central city where the virus first emerged late last year, the National Health Commission said.
Wuhan was where the outbreak first took hold and thousands once lay sick or dying in hurriedly constructed hospitals. But Chinese authorities said on Thursday that all 34 new cases recorded over the previous day had been imported from abroad.
Tens of thousands of people fled Wuhan on Wednesday after a 76-day travel ban was lifted on the Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged.
Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a metre apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor’s reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus has created a new normal on the factory floor.
The Wuhan lockdown was one of the severest. But the strict imposition of restrictions has paid off. It also signals that social distancing and staying away from crowded places is the formula that yields results.
Trump and other administration officials claim that the virus, which many scientists say originally came from a bat, emerged from a Chinese government laboratory in Wuhan.