A hospital in central Beijing has reopened after almost six months in isolation, as China’s government promised to help victims of the earthquake and the tsunami recover.
Closest hospitals in the capital were evacuated, and a makeshift emergency room was set up in a shopping mall where people were queuing to get treatment.
Tamar Braxton, who died in the emergency room, was the most recent victim to die in the city.
Authorities have also been trying to reopen some of the city’s more than 1,000 abandoned factories and homes, including a warehouse in the industrial city of Shenzhen where thousands of workers were killed in the disaster.
Braxton was a former nurse, and her sister and daughter were among the first to die.
“It’s really a good day for the survivors,” Li Junyong, a spokeswoman for the National Emergency Committee, told reporters on Thursday.
The earthquake struck just hours before the World Cup, which ended on Wednesday.
Nearly 6,000 people have been injured and over 2,000 are still missing.
About 50 people have died in China’s worst disaster since the Great Leap Forward in 1949.