A brief Covid-19 lockdown in China reportedly led to a woman getting stuck at the house of a man who she met on a blind date.
A woman, only identified as Ms. Wang, posted on WeChat (a popular Chinese social media platform) last week that she had gotten into a COVID-19 lockdown with her date after visiting his house for a meal.
In her post, she mentioned that she returned to the city of Zhengzhou from Guangzhou ahead of the Lunar New Year.
“I’m getting quite old, so my parents arranged more than 10 blind dates for me,” she said.
She even described her 5th blind date saying, “He was good at cooking, and invited me to his house so he could cook a meal.”
However, during the meal, she discovered that her date’s community had gone into a lockdown due to rising cases of COVID-19, and ended up being unable to leave his house for several days.
Ms. Wang shared on social media on Sunday that she had been stuck for 4 days at her date’s house, and that the situation was clearly “not ideal”.
However, she said that her date had cooked every day for her while they were stranded together. Also adding that “he doesn’t speak much”.
It is unclear whether she still remains stuck at her date’s house. Though it is important to mention that cases of COVID-19 have persisted in Zhengzhou in the recent days with more than 100 reports of COVID-19 in Zhengzhou had accumulated over the past week.
The Global Times newspaper had also reported, “Non-essential businesses were ordered to close on Tuesday in the city, and there have been large-scale COVID-19 testing drives rolled out to test the city’s 12.6 million residents for any “silent” COVID-19 carriers.”
This meaning swift lockdowns are routinely imposed in communities when cases of the virus are detected. In fact, Ms Wang is not the only person in who has found themselves being caught amid lockdown measures being swiftly enforced.
Last month, a man found himself locked down in the middle of a house move in the northern city of Xi’an. He told media that he hadn’t even been allowed to finish collecting luggage from his car. He had even gone as far as asking his neighbors if he could borrow a duvet.