A story of love in the time of coronavirus
Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, which falls on Tuesday this year, is usually a big day for Chinese couples.
But many may not be able to spend a romantic time together because of COVID-19.
Cao Hui and Zhu Jiawen, a newly married Shanghainese couple, are among them.
Cao, a prison officer, is due to be on duty Tuesday. In order to protect prisoners from infection, the prison where Cao works set a new work schedule — 16 days at work work and then a 8-day quarantine at home. Tuesday is when Cao starts his next shift.
His wife, Zhu Jiawen, a nurse at Shanghai East Hospital, will be also busy with additional work, such as checking patients’ temperatures and their health QR codes at the hospital's entrance.
Because of COVID-19, the couple had fourth postponed their wedding which was originally set for May. They also been apart for the longest time since they met — 30 days — because of their jobs.
Check the video above to watch their story.