Chinese woman stuck in blind date’s home amid sudden COVID lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic news

Parts of the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou were suddenly locked down when a woman was having dinner at her date’s residence.

When authorities in Zhengzhou suddenly put the central Chinese city under a COVID-19 lockdown last week, a woman known only by her surname Wang was having dinner at her blind date’s home.

“As soon as I arrived in Zhengzhou, the outbreak broke out, his community was locked down and I couldn’t leave,” Ms Wang told The Paper in Shanghai on Tuesday, adding that she went there for a week to meet potential suitors.

“I was getting older and my family introduced me to 10 games… The fifth date wanted to show off his cooking skills and invited me to his house for dinner.”

Trapped at home, Wang began posting short videos documenting her daily life during the sudden lockdown. Videos showing her date cooking for her, doing housework and working on his laptop while she slept have gone viral.

As of Wednesday, the hashtag had more than 6 million views on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media site.

So far, nothing seems to have blossomed in their long date, said Wang, who said she was looking for a more talkative partner.

“Everything but him as silent as a wooden mannequin [about him] Pretty good,” Wang told The Paper.

“Even though his food is average, he is still willing to cook, which I think is great.”

But Wang, who did not reveal her age or the identity of the man in the videos, said the recent surge in online attention prompted her to delete the videos.

“Friends have been calling him and I think it must have affected his life, so I took them down for now,” she said in a video posted on Tuesday that was widely shared in local Chinese media .

“Thank you for your attention… I hope that the epidemic will end soon, and that my single sisters will also find love as soon as possible.”

Zhengzhou has reported more than 100 COVID-19 cases since last week as China struggles to contain multiple localized outbreaks Delta and Omicron variants.

Some cities, including Xi’an, have been locked down, with 14 million residents stuck at home.Other cities have implemented limited quarantines for specific areas, while others have implemented Large-scale testing including Tianjin city, another city with a population of 14 million.