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Woman stuck in house on blind date after city lockdown

Residents line up to receive tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus as part of a mass testing program in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan province, January 5. AFP

Imagine being on a first date that you couldn’t end? That’s what happened to a woman in China whose video blogs of a citywide lockdown on a blind date went viral.

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

Parts of the city were abruptly placed on lockdown last Wednesday when a woman named Wang was dining at her blind date.

“Right after I arrived in Zhengzhou, there was an epidemic and its community was put under lockdown and I couldn’t leave,” Wang told Shanghai-based newspaper The Paper on Jan. had been there for a week-long trip to meet potential suitors.

“I am getting old now, my family made me discover ten matches. . . The fifth date wanted to show off his cooking skills and invited me to his house for dinner.

Since then, Wang has posted short videos documenting her daily life in lockdown, which show her date cooking meals for her, doing household chores and working on her laptop while she sleeps, according to clips released by local media.

So far, it seems the romance has yet to blossom during their extended date, according to Wang, who says she is looking for a more talkative partner.

“Besides being as dumb as a wooden dummy, everything else [about him] is pretty good,” Wang told The Paper. “Although his food is mediocre, he is always ready to cook, which I think is great.”

Wang did not reveal his age or the identity of the man in the videos.

As of Wednesday, the related hashtags racked up more than six million views on Twitter-like social media site Weibo.

However, Wang said the recent surge in attention online prompted her to delete the videos.

“Friends called him and I think it definitely affected his life so I took them down for now,” she said in a video posted on Tuesday that was widely reposted to local Chinese media. .

“Thank you all for your attention . . . I hope the epidemic will end soon and my single sisters will also find a relationship soon.