After 76 days of being in lockdown, the city of Wuhan in China reopened again this morning. The unlocking of the city, where the coronavirus outbreak started, was celebrated with a massive light show that included a drone light show as well. The drone light show was organized by ZeroTech and HighGreat.
After 11 weeks of lockdown, Wuhan is now open for business again. The celebration was marked with a light show on both sides of the Yangtze River with skyscrapers and bridges displaying animated images of health workers helping patients.
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Drone light shows are slowly taking over firework displays as a more safe, environmentally friendly, and modern way of entertainment during outdoor events. Drone light shows have the added benefit that they can be programmed in ways that can convey messages or show logos. Something that is near impossible to achieve with ordinary fireworks.
The NYT reported that within hours of the lockdown coming to an end, traffic in the city with a population of 11 million people, began to move swiftly through the reopened bridges, tunnels and highway toll booths. Local media reported that within hours 65,000 people had left the city by train and airplane alone.
The number of infected, recovered and deceased people in China as a result of COVID-19 have been questioned by media, health experts and various governments, including the United States.
What do you think of drone light shows? Do you prefer them over the traditional firework display? What are some of the best or most impressive shows you have seen? Let us know in the comments below.
Photo and video credits: ZeroTech and HighGreat