By Shari Miller For Mailonline
Published: 16:20 BST, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 16:20 BST, 18 October 2020
A Chinese citizen living in London, who was trapped in Wuhan during the peak of the pandemic, believes China was able to get a quicker grip on the virus, because people are more obedient and 'follow the rules'.
Xi Lu, 31, spent 141 days in Wuhan after he was unable to return home following a visit to see family in the city.
His wife remained in the UK when he went abroad in January and he was eventually able to return to London, where he has lived for the last seven years, in July.
Xi Lu, who has lived in London for seven years, was trapped in Wuhan during the pandemic
Just six months ago, Wuhan was home to one of the world's first, and strictest, lockdowns.
The city was sealed off from the rest of China, with people discouraged from leaving their homes except for groceries, and face masks mandatory.
During the 76 days of strict lockdown, Mr Lu only went outside occasionally, to collect deliveries from the entrance to his residential area.
However, now with measures largely lifted, more than 18 million tourists