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Blind dates can be pretty nerve-wracking as it is.
However, things got even more awkward for one woman after she was forced to lock down with her blind date after visiting his house for dinner.
Posting on Chinese social media platform WeChat, Ms Wang revealed she had recently travelled back to the city of Zhengzhou from Guangzhou ahead of the Lunar New Year.
She revealed: “I'm getting quite old, so my parents arranged more than 10 blind dates for me.”
When it came to organising her fifth date, she said: “He was good at cooking, and invited me to his house so he could cook a meal.”
Nevertheless, nothing prepared her for the awkward events that were about to occur.
During the meal, Ms Wang and her date were alerted to the fact his community had just gone into a swift lockdown due to rising cases of Covid-19.
She was therefore unable to leave this random stranger’s house for four days.
Things weren’t all bad though, as Ms Wang revealed her date had cooked for her every day since they’d been stranded together.
However, she said the situation was ‘not ideal’, especially considering ‘he doesn’t speak much’ - how awkward.
Cases of Covid-19 have remained high in Zhengzhou in recent days, meaning the pair very well may still be trapped together.
The Global Times newspaper reported more than 100 cases of Covid-19 in Zhengzhou over the past week, with non-essential businesses having been forced to shut.
China has a zero Covid-19 policy, so swift lockdowns are part of the norm for local communities when cases of the virus are detected.
It’s good news if you’re isolating in Japan, however, as one Reddit user shared the ‘care package’ they received from the government while quarantining at home.
Posting an image of their haul on the forum site, user FriedCheeseCurdz wrote: “I got tested positive for Covid a couple days ago. Every morning I get a phone call that requires me to update how I am feeling that day in regards to temperature, symptoms, and oxygen levels.
"They asked me if I wanted to stay in a hotel to which I declined since I live alone.
"They then asked me if I wanted food to be sent to my house, to which I agreed (it was free).
"This care package was not what I expected however. I am not sure if it's identical to what others who have tested positive in Tokyo have received.
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