News China lifts lockdown in Hubei province SHARE ON: ash, staff Tuesday, Mar. 24th, 2020 Vista Stock photo Some good news to give us hope this morning out of China, where COVID-19 was first detected late last year. Chinese authorities are lifting the 11-week lockdown in Hubei province as of midnight tonight. People who are in good health will be allowed to leave their homes. There have been no new infections in nearly a week. In the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began residents will have to remain in lockdown until April 8th.