In this Week in Photos, temporary “shelter hospitals” aim to provide beds for many of Wuhan’s 6,000 confirmed novel coronavirus patients; Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist believed to be one of the country’s first coronavirus whistleblowers, dies from the virus, sparking grief across China; and residents in several cities rely on delivery companies to send groceries so they can avoid shopping in stores during the novel coronavirus outbreak period.
An aerial view of the temporary “shelter hospital” at the Wuhan Livingroom cultural complex in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 4, 2020. Xinhua
A young man reads “Origins of Political Order” at a so-called shelter hospital designated for patients in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 5, 2020. Xinhua
Masks are disinfected by a fluorescent light in a CT Scan Room at a hospital in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, Feb. 5, 2020. Because of the shortage in medical supplies, doctors and nurses are resorting to thrifty methods. Sui Feng for Sixth Tone
A portrait of Li Wenliang is placed among flowers sent by residents paying their respects to the doctor at the West Lake section of Wuhan Central Hospital, Hubei province, Feb. 7, 2020. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist believed to be one of eight people reprimanded by police in early January for “spreading rumors” about a new SARS-like virus, died early Friday morning at the age of 34. Shi Yi for Sixth Tone
A delivery man carries daily necessities and fresh food in Shanghai, Feb. 9, 2020. Residents rely on delivery companies to send groceries, so they don’t have to shop in crowded supermarkets during the novel coronavirus outbreak period. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone
Community workers publicize anti-epidemic measures near Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 7, 2020. Xinhua
A man wearing a gas mask takes photos at Yu Garden during the Lantern Festival in Shanghai, Feb. 8, 2020. Shi Yangkun/Sixth Tone