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Newly-weds put duty above romance in battle against coronavirus

(People's Daily Online)    10:24, February 14, 2020
Newly-weds put duty above romance in battle against coronavirus
Ren Meina helps Qi Wenxue, who is about to go on duty, put on his mask on Feb. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhao Dongshan)

Qi Wenxue, born in the 1990s, is a community worker in Zibo City, east China’s Shandong Province. On January 31, while on duty as a novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-2019) prevention and control officer in a local community, Qi made time to marry his fiancée Ren Meina with a simple wedding ceremony.

Qi used the break between duty shifts to drive his bride to the wedding venue, his house, and then went back to work immediately after a simple ceremony.

In the days before and after the wedding, Qi served as a contact person for people who had came back from Wuhan, the center of the epidemic, during the home quarantine period.

For nearly half a month, the newly-married bridegroom has been busy with epidemic prevention and control work, without taking one day off.

However, Qi had no regrets or complaints about giving up romantic evenings with his wife or dinners with relatives and friends so that he could devote himself to community work. He said that being able to protect the community residents and make a contribution to epidemic control work would make his new married life more meaningful. 


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