Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19

Wang Rongjiang Jiang Xiaowei
Over the past month, the coronavirus outbreak has affected nearly every aspect of daily life in Shanghai. But despite the crisis, people find ways to carry on.
Wang Rongjiang Jiang Xiaowei

Over the past month, the coronavirus outbreak has affected nearly every aspect of daily life in Shanghai. But despite the crisis, people find ways to carry on. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A man does morning exercises on Tianping Road on February 3. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A masked couple walk at Shanghai Railway Station on February 4.

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A bus driver surnamed Hong reviews his passenger records at a stop for Bus 956 on February 8. Hong is responsible for checking passengers' temperatures and sterilizing buses.

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A woman reaches down to touch stray cats outside the closed Fuxing Park on February 9. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A man wears a gas mask on Shunchang Road on February 9. When medical masks were in short supply, many young people turned to alternative protective equipment.

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A masked man photographs masked statue figures on Chengdu Road N. on February 9. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall was quite empty on February 13. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A couple look at outfits in a closed shop on Tianjin Road.   

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A couple wave good-bye to each other on Metro Line 13 on February 14. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A vendor sells flowers on the side of Qinzhou Road on February 14. Due to the epidemic outbreak, business was poor for this year's Valentines Day.


Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A man walks past a closed bar near Nanjing Road on February 14. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A woman uses tissue paper to cover her mask while wearing it on February 15. With masks now difficult to come by, people have new ideas on how to extend their usage.


Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A deliveryman hands food to a customer on Xingguo Road on February 19. To reduce the risk of contagion, many residential communities are still under strict lockdown.


Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A couple walks their dog while riding a scooter on February 20. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A man paints on Yongjia Road on February 20. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A woman wears a raincoat while cycling on Xiaomuqiao Road on February 21. Some residents believe that rain gear can prevent the virus from polluting their clothes.


Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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Children play house on the side of Liyuan Road on February 21. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A man uses his mask to shade his eyes for a nap at the Xuhui waterfront of Huangpu River on February 23.

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Two men take a selfie at the Xuhui waterfront of Huangpu River on February 23. 

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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Customers wait outside a barber shop on Zhaojiabang Road on February 24. Most small businesses in Shanghai reopened their doors this week.

Moments in February 2020: Life in the time of COVID-19
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A residential community on Tanjiaqiao Road has closed off one of its entrances with fencing.

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