Woman gets stuck at blind date's home during Covid lockdown in china

  • 22 Jan - 28 Jan, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

For one woman in China, a blind date went from a casual outing to a days-long commitment. A 30-year-old woman, identified in the media only by her surname Wang, met her date at his home on January 6 for a home-cooked meal in the city of Zhengzhou. Prior to her arrival, the city had been experiencing a rise in Covid-19 cases, with over 100 reported cases. To try and contain the spread of the virus, the city went into a sudden lockdown – leaving Wang trapped at her date's home under Covid-19 protocols. "Just after I arrived in Zhengzhou, there was an outbreak and his community was put under lockdown and I could not leave," Wang told Chinese outlet The Paper. She explained to the Shanghai-based publication that she had been visiting Zhengzhou on a planned week-long trip where she was set to meet other dates as well. While being unexpectedly stuck with her date for multiple days, Wang chronicled the experience online in a series of videos posted to social media. In the clips, Wang shared footage of her unnamed date cleaning, cooking meals like tomato and scrambled eggs, and doing work on his laptop. Her updates soon became popular online, and she began to trend on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Wang was still at her date's home till a few weeks ago. However, she went on to share in an update that she has removed the viral videos out of respect for her date.