In a series of video diary entries on Chinese social media, she documented her daily life while stuck in the man’s house cooking dinner, doing daily chores, and working on his laptop
A woman was reportedly stuck at her blind date’s home for days after a Chinese city was quickly locked down while eating a meal.
The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province reported an outbreak of Covid cases on January 5, prompting officials to place lockdowns in parts of the city to contain the virus.
While this was happening, a 30-year-old girl known only by her last name Wang was having dinner on a blind date.
“Shortly after I got to Zhengzhou, there was an outbreak and his community was locked down and I couldn’t go,” she told Shanghai The paper in this week.
She added that she had traveled to the city for a week-long trip to find potential applicants.
The unknown man was the fifth person she went on a date and one of 10 men she was paired with by her family because she is “getting old”.
In a series of video diary entries on Chinese social media, she documented her daily life while stuck in the man’s house cooking dinner, doing chores and working on his laptop.
The videos went viral while the corresponding hashtag on Chinese Twitter-like platform Weibo had more than 30 million views as of Thursday.
Although the couple lived together for four days, they did not match because Ms. Wang said she wanted to find someone more talkative.
“Aside from being as dumb as a wooden mannequin, everything else (about him) is pretty good,” Ms. Wang said.
It is unclear whether she has been able to leave his house since then.
China has introduced varying degrees of restrictions across the country as part of its zero-covid strategy, with millions of people currently under lockdown in three cities – Anyang, Yuzhou and Xi’an.
Last week, people in Zhengzhou were told that they would not be able to leave the city without permission from the authorities, while city-wide tests were being carried out on the 12.6 million residents.
The city has reported more than 100 Covid cases since last week.