In this Week in Photos, authorities take precautionary measures to ensure that migrant workers are healthy as they return to work; several Chinese cities quarantine foreigners arriving from other countries severely affected by COVID-19; and people brave the outdoors to take in the first signs of spring.
Two medical workers collect throat swabs from a returning migrant worker in Fuzhou, Fujian province, March 5, 2020. CNS
A woman registers at a public health checkpoint after passing through immigration at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, March 7, 2020. Yin Liqin/CNS
A man hauls two carts of vegetables in Wuhan, Hubei province, March 7, 2020. Xinhua
A search and rescue team combs through rubble looking for survivors after a hotel collapsed in Quanzhou, Fujian province, March 8, 2020. Dozens of close contacts of COVID-19 patients had been under quarantine in the hotel. Lin Shanchuan/Xinhua
An acrobat wears a mask while performing in Shanghai, March 5, 2020. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone
A woman photographs cherry blossoms through a fence in Shanghai, March 5, 2020. Shi Yangkun/Sixth Tone
A couple in pajamas at their residential community’s delivery pickup station in Shanghai, March 4, 2020. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone