On the afternoon of March 11, a parent and child were playing table tennis on the roof of a building of Wuyang new town in Guangzhou, while an aunt was playing basketball on the opposite roof. After the outbreak of COVID-19 in January 2020, Chinese citizens followed the government’s advice,stayed at home and reduced the chance of cross infection. As a result, the rooftop of residential buildings, which used to be used only for drying clothes and quilts, had become the best exercise ground for the elderly and children.


Zhang Youqiong
Nanfang Daily

Zhang Youqiong is a photographer with Nanfang Daily in Guangzhou, China.

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