A special 'epidemic supermarket' has been created by the teams Hubei Zhongbai Storage and Taoxianda (Ali) in less than 5 hours, which is completely unmanned - no shop assistants, cashiers, or even people re-shelving. This allows far reduced human contact in day to day life, reducing the transmission of the virus.
Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact
Supermarkets are key infrastructures in a pandemic. However, they also are hubs where people can meet and therefore transmit disease. This innovation therefore reduces the chances of transmission via decreasing the amount of human contact.
Hubei Zhongbai Storage and Taoxianda (Ali),
- Local government
- Private Sector
Issues being addressed:
- Public service delivery under new circumstances
20 March 2020