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2020-02-16 09:13:11

This Week in Photos includes scenes from the COVID-19 epidemic: Heavy snowfall blankets the central Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province; a florist delivers a bouquet of flowers on Valentine’s Day in Shanghai; and a tractor sprays vaporized disinfectant in the ancient city of Luanzhou, in the northern Hebei province.

Medical workers and health officials review documents at Union Hospital Cancer Center in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 15, 2020. Yuan Zheng for Sixth Tone

Medical workers and health officials review documents at Union Hospital Cancer Center in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 15, 2020. Yuan Zheng for Sixth Tone

A man stands in the middle of a deserted street in Shanghai, Wu Huiyuan/Sixth Tone

A man stands in the middle of a deserted street in Shanghai, Wu Huiyuan/Sixth Tone

On Valentine’s Day, a florist delivers a bouquet of flowers over the locked gate of a residential community in Shanghai, Feb. 14, 2020. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone

On Valentine’s Day, a florist delivers a bouquet of flowers over the locked gate of a residential community in Shanghai, Feb. 14, 2020. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone

A cleaner disinfects a subway worker in Shanghai, Feb. 14, 2020. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone

A cleaner disinfects a subway worker in Shanghai, Feb. 14, 2020. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone

Disinfectant is sprayed from a tractor in a neighborhood of Luanzhou, Hebei province, Feb. 14, 2020. Yu Aishuang via Xinhua

Disinfectant is sprayed from a tractor in a neighborhood of Luanzhou, Hebei province, Feb. 14, 2020. Yu Aishuang via Xinhua

Officials from a local veterinary department inspect a duck farm in Chongqing, Feb. 14, 2020. Tang Yi/Xinhua

Officials from a local veterinary department inspect a duck farm in Chongqing, Feb. 14, 2020. Tang Yi/Xinhua

A mask has been placed over a child statue’s face on a snowy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 15, 2020. Yuan Zheng for Sixth Tone

A mask has been placed over a child statue’s face on a snowy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 15, 2020. Yuan Zheng for Sixth Tone