Amid coronavirus outbreak, Indian man ties knot with Chinese woman

On Sunday, a man tied the knot with a Chinese woman at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh but what made headline was that amid the coronavirus outbreak which claimed over 300 lives already, the marriage had taken place.

Since the bride, Zhihao Wang and her family arrived in Mandsaur for it on Wednesday, the wedding kept the Madhya Pradesh health department.

Mandsaur district hospital’s civil surgeon, Dr A K Mishra, said a team of five to six doctors and paramedical staff have been medically examining Zhihao’s family members since they arrived in town.

“Though they do not have any symptoms of the coronavirus, we have been doing this as a precautionary measure. The moment we see any symptom, we will admit them to the hospital,” said Dr Mishra.

Zhihao the bride described meeting her husband Satyarth Mishra while they were studying in Canada five years back. Their courtship continued for a few years before they decided to get married.

Zhihao’s parent’s father Shibo Wang, mother Xin Guan and two other relatives flew down from China to attend the wedding.

For the uninitiated, on Sunday, India temporarily suspended e-visa facility for Chinese travellers and foreigners based in China because of the outbreak that has spread to 25 countries, including India, and prompted the World Health Organisation to declare it as a global health emergency.

As many as 324 Indians were evacuated on Saturday. The evacuees have been isolated at two facilities set up near Delhi.

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