- A volunteer packs vegetables for residents of Huajin community Wuchang District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 23, 2020. More than 10,000 people in Wuhan have applied for a volunteer project, shortly after its kick-off on Sunday morning. Authorities announced the project of recruiting volunteers to buy and deliver groceries and other essentials to local residents, as it is difficult to buy daily necessity for some residents after the lockdown of the city
– A volunteer packs vegetables for residents of Huajin community Wuchang District of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, Feb. 23, 2020. More than 10,000 people in Wuhan have applied for a volunteer project, shortly after its kick-off on Sunday morning. Authorities announced the project of recruiting volunteers to buy and deliver groceries and other essentials to local residents, as it is difficult to buy daily necessity for some residents after the lockdown of the city

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  • Hubei Province, which includes the city of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus first emerged, has been under quarantine for roughly a month in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. 

  • Almost 50 million people are lockdown across China.

  • So far more than 2,900 people have died from virus and 85,000 have become infected, most of whom reside in mainland China. 

  • Take a look at the jaw-dropping photos of efforts to deliver supplies to those on lockdown. 

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In Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, 11 million people have been on quarantine for over a month.

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Wuhan on lockdown 1

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Community workers and volunteers have been delivering food to residents who can’t leave their homes.

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Wuhan on lockdown 3

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Many workers are overburden by the number of orders placed.

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Wuhan on lockdown 5

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Truck-loads of food have been brought into Wuhan, as people remain in lockdown.

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Wuhan on lockdown 8

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Despite trucks with government permits being able to deliver food, stocks of food in supermarkets is running low in cities under quarantine.

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Wuhan on lockdown 10

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When the quarantine first went into effect in January, residents stockpiled food and supplies because they worried it could run out.

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Wuhan on lockdown 11

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Fast food workers, including cooks and delivery people, sometimes provide their temperature readings to customers.

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Wuhan on lockdown 9

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Some delivery personnel check residents’ temperature as well.

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Wuhan on Lockdown 12

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Some people who place orders treat the delivery person with suspicion and keep their distance when a package arrives.

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Wuhan on lockdown 13

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Medical supplies are consistently being delivered to the cut-off city.

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Wuhan on lockdown 7

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Employees of e-commerce companies like JD.com and Alibaba Group have been given protective gear including masks, goggles, and disinfectant.

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Wuhan in lockdown 15

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