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28 May 2020, 9am

First Chinese mass run since lockdown

1000 run again in Chengdu

by Christel Schemel

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Around 1000 runners took part in 6km “mini marathon” in Chengdu in the first running event to take place in China since Coronavirus restrictions were first put in place.

Participants had to show health certificates beforehand, their temperatures were taken and they all wore masks. Groups of 100 were set off at 2-minute intervals to allow for some distancing. Organisers emphasised that it was “not a competition but a measure of trust”.

There was some discussion beforehand whether it was too early for such an event but approval was given and the run was considered a success.

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