Jianghan Road Walking Street Officially reopened on Wednesday in Central China’s Wuhan City, nearly nine months after entering a lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus on January 23.

A total of 10 popular attractions along Jianghan Road Walking Street were also officially reopened to the public following a grand ceremony celebrating the milestone in China’s COVID-19 recovery.

In 2018, Wuhan authorities launched a pilot project to renovate and upgrade the pedestrian street, which was temporarily delayed because of the city’s coronavirus outbreak.

At Present, the project is nearly completed, and the entire road is covered by a 5G Network. A variety of New Businesses have opened on the walking street, including a Museum highlighting Jianghan’s changes and China’s First Exhibition Hall featuring the Belt & Road Initiative.

Over 30 famous brands have also opened storefronts on the road for the first time

“The buildings along Jianghan Road seem to be more beautiful than before since they’ve been dressed up by lights,” said a visitor.

“The city has regained its vitality after the epidemic. Wuhan City is alive again,” said another visitor.

The walking street underwent a nearly one-month trial operation before its official reopening. During the National Day Holiday in early October, 1.81 million people visited the pedestrian thoroughfare, recovering more than 90 percent of its traffic from the same period last year.