Wednesday, 19 February 2020

An employee receives payment from a customer through a container on a stick, at a store where a ramp is set up to deliver food to customers from the restaurant counter, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 12, 2020. A Chinese steamed bun shop in Beijing is using a piece of wooden board to deliver its buns to customers amid the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A customer wearing a face mask pays for buns through a container on a stick, at a store where a ramp is set up to deliver food to customers from the restaurant counter, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 12, 2020. The shop has set up a one-meter-long wooden board running from its counter to the front railing to serve food. Staff pack the buns into plastic bags and slide them toward customers' hands. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An employee deliver buns to a customer through a ramp from the restaurant counter at a store, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 12, 2020. A notice on the shop's front door advises customers to scan a QR code to place orders and pay, in order to avoid direct contact with staff. For the elderly, who may not know how to use mobile payments, staff hold out a plastic box attached to a stick for them to place the cash. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An employee receives payment from a customer through a container on a stick, at a store where a ramp is set up to deliver food to customers from the restaurant counter, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 12, 2020. The spread of coronavirus has turned many cities into ghost towns of empty streets and closed shops. But the wooden board has helped revive business, and a 10-meter-long queue of customers had formed outside of the shop. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Customers line up outside a store where a ramp is set up to deliver food to customers from the restaurant counter, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 12, 2020. The shop has set up a one-meter-long wooden board running from its counter to the front railing to serve food. Staff pack the buns into plastic bags and slide them toward customers' hands. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Customers wearing face masks queue for food outside a store, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 12, 2020. A Chinese steamed bun shop in Beijing is using a piece of wooden board to deliver its buns to customers amid the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins