WORLD US residents shop for supplies as pandemic escalates, few wear masks

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US residents shop for supplies as pandemic escalates, few wear masks

By Zheng Qi | People's Daily app

11:00, March 17, 2020

The US reported 4,629 cases of coronavirus infections and 90 deaths as of March 16. As the outbreak has escalated in the US, people have been shopping for large quantities of supplies to prepare for the pandemic, but most have not yet worn masks. (Photos: People's Daily/Zheng Qi; Compiled by Xu Zheqi)

A notice reminds local residents of stock at the entrance of a Costco in Arlington, Virginia, US on March 16, 2020.

A long line is seen outside a Costco when local residents queue up to enter the supermarket in Arlington, Virginia, US on March 16, 2020.

Local residents queue up to enter a Costco in Arlington, Virginia, US on March 16, 2020.

Local residents buy products to prepare to fight the pandemic outbreak, but most people, including staff, do not wear masks inside a Costco in Arlington, Virginia, US on March 16, 2020.

Local residents buy products to prepare to fight the pandemic outbreak, but most people, including staff, do not wear masks inside a Costco in Arlington, Virginia, US on March 16, 2020.

Hand sanitizers are in short supply in a CVS drugstore in Arlington, Virginia, US on March 16, 2020.

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