Wedding hitch ends in marital bliss
Cui Wei (second from right) and eight other nurses pose for a group photo at a welcome-home party for medical workers who went to Hubei province to join the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing on May 7. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Hubei province earlier this year, more than 42,000 medical workers from other parts of the country went there to join the fight against the disease.
A consequence was that many health workers had to postpone their weddings.
Cui Wei, 29, is a nurse at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing. She went to Wuhan, capital of Hubei, on Feb 4.
Yao Ningxin presents flowers to Cui at the hospital in Beijing on April 22. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY
She had planned to marry fiance Yao Ningxin in early March. However, she had to delay the wedding as she worked at two makeshift hospitals in Wuhan and in the isolation ward of Tongji Hospital's Zhongfaxincheng branch.
After working in Wuhan for 64 days, Cui returned to Beijing and was reunited with her fiance. However, their wedding had to be postponed again because of an outbreak in Beijing.
Cui works at a makeshift hospital in Wuhan on March 6. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY
Cui (third from right) and Yao (second from right) join a group wedding held in Bo'ao, Hainan province, on June 6. ZHANG YUWEI/FOR CHINA DAILY
Yao kisses Cui at the Beijing hospital on April 22. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY
Cui adjusts Yao's hair at the Beijing hospital on Sept 11. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY