Apr. 9, 2020
Earlier this year COVID-19 gripped Wuhan, China. Businesses closed. City services shut down. Public transportation became nearly extinct. In nearby Yichang, Hubei, the effects were being felt, too. The viral outbreak elevated the need for essential supplies and services from places like Walmart.
One associate made it his mission to do his part — even if that meant pedaling 20 miles for four hours.
“I decided to bike.”
Xiangbin Zhang works at Hypermarket 2201 in Yichang. When COVID-19 paralyzed the area, he was out of town preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year where he grew up. He soon realized he was needed back at the store, 20 miles away. Under normal circumstances, he would have opted for public transportation, but with those options off the table, he hopped behind a pair of trusty handlebars.