Yikes: Woman Stuck in Her Home with a Guy She Met As a Blind Date Due to COVID- 19 Lockdown

A Chinese woman is having an extended first day with a man she’d only just met — all because of COVID-19 lockdowns.

via BBC:

A woman, only identified as Ms Wang, posted on Chinese social media platform WeChat last week that she had got locked down with her date after visiting his house for a meal.

In the post, she said that she had recently 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 in this post. She wrote that her fifth date had said “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 swift lockdown due to cases of Covid-19, and ended up being unable to leave his house for several days.

Ms Wang told media on Sunday that she had been stuck for four days at her date’s house, and that the situation was “not ideal”.

However, she said that her date had cooked every day for her while they were stranded together.

She added though that “he doesn’t speak much”.

It is unclear whether she still remains stuck at her date’s house. However, cases of Covid-19 have persisted in Zhengzhou in recent days.

There have been more than 100 cases of Covid-19 in Zhengzhou over the past week, the Global Times newspaper reports.

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.

China has a zero Covid-19 policy, meaning that swift lockdowns are routinely imposed in communities when cases of the virus are detected.

The United States could benefit from a zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy.

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