A woman in Shanghai who divorced her ex-husband six years ago is now considering remarrying her old lover after she was accidentally quarantined at her husband’s home while visiting their child.
After the story went viral, internet users were quick to label it “love in the time of the epidemic.”
The woman has been in quarantine with her ex-husband in Shanghai for more than 20 days as the city grapples with its toughest battle against an outbreak that has infected more than 180,000 people.
In a video posted on Weibo, the woman was seen trying to “climb out the window”, with one foot outstretched and her hands on the edge of the window.
A man who appeared to be the ex-husband said in the video that they had been working things out over the past few days and that he had decided to remarry the woman after quarantine.
However, the woman said she hasn’t made up her mind yet.
Social media users keen to know how the romantic story continues, urged the man to behave well in such a limited time frame, while others said there must be reasons why the woman hesitated and suggested that others themselves should stay out of their family business.