In this Week in Photos, frontline medical workers fight to contain the COVID-19 epidemic in the central Hubei province; city governments encourage migrant workers to return to their jobs; and tourist sites in the eastern city of Hangzhou reopen for the first time in weeks.
Medical workers stand with their backs to one other to avoid the risk of cross-infection as they take an elevator at the Optics Valley Branch of Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 20, 2020. Xinhua
A teenage coronavirus patient studies for the college entrance exams at a temporary “shelter hospital” in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 18, 2020. Yuan Zheng/Changjiang Daily
Medical workers put on protective equipment at Wuhan No. 1 Hospital, Hubei province, Feb. 22, 2020. Xinhua
Workers eat lunch at the cafeteria of Jinhe Transportation Equipment Co. Ltd. in Changchun, Jilin province, Feb. 17, 2020. Some company canteens are using partitions to keep staff separated while eating and reduce the risk of cross-infection. Xinhua
A delivery driver transports poultry on a motorcycle in Yichang, Hubei province, Feb. 17, 2020. Li Feng/CNS
A couple wearing face masks kiss at a railway station in Kunming, Yunnan province, Feb. 17, 2020. Liu Ranyang/CNS
Three men take photos at the Hangzhou Botanical Garden in Zhejiang province, Feb. 20, 2020. Many of the province’s tourist sites have recently reopened for the first time in weeks. Chen Zhongqiu for Sixth Tone