efe-epaBy Javier García Beijing

The arrival of spring in Beijing has coincided with nearly two weeks of no fresh COVID-19 cases, helping the city wake up from its nearly two months long nightmare as children could be seen playing in the parks again and pedestrians returning to the streets in the backdrop of blossoming trees.

The battle against the pandemic has not been won yet and many restrictions remain in place, but people have begun to overcome the fears that had kept them confined to their homes for weeks.