Woman trapped with a blind date after Chinese COVID lockdown

From The Straits Times:

Over 100 virus cases have been reported in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou since last week, as China battles to contain multiple local outbreaks of the Delta and Omicron variants.

Parts of the city were abruptly placed under lockdown last Wednesday (Jan 5) when a woman surnamed Wang was having dinner at her blind date's house.

"Just after I arrived in Zhengzhou, there was an outbreak and his community was put under lockdown and I could not leave," Wang told Shanghai-based outlet The Paper on Tuesday (Jan 11), adding that she went there for a week-long trip to meet potential suitors.

"I'm getting old now, my family introduced me to 10 matches… The fifth date wanted to show off his cooking skills and invited me over to his house for dinner."

While this might sound like the setup to a rom-com, it sounds like their love may not last after all. Wang posted several videos on the Chinese social network Weibo, detailing the endless blind date, and said that although her date has been considerate enough to continue cooking meals for her, he's not a great cook, and he's not very talkative, either. Otherwise, at least the two get along for now.

Chinese woman stuck in blind date's house after city lockdown [The Straits Times]

Covid-19: Chinese woman stuck in lockdown with blind date [Kerry Allen / BBC]

Woman's diary goes viral as lockdown in China forces her to stay with blind date [Vincent Ni / The Guardian]

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