Chinese couple gets married in 10 minutes so the groom, who is a doctor, can get back to treating patients with coronavirus

Illustration of married couple holding hands on wedding day.
Illustration of married couple holding hands on wedding day.

A Chinese couple got married in a whirlwind 10-minute ceremony, so the groom, a doctor, could return to work and continue treating coronavirus victims.

The short-lived wedding took place in the city of Heze in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong with the groom’s parents and an officiator present, according to local media. 

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The whole wedding was shortened to less than 10 minutes. The couple had been planning it for a while, and the date was already set - long before the virus altered their plans.

The groom did not have time to eat a meal or enjoy a slice of wedding cake as he had to travel to the city of Jinan, located in the same province.

The couple wanted to postpone the wedding, but both sets of parents believed they should go ahead with a small ceremony, according to reports.

They even decided not to invite any relatives or friends to reduce the risk of infection.

Pic Shows: The doctors bride, Yu Hongya;
Pic Shows: The doctors bride, Yu Hongya;
Pic Shows: The doctors bride, Yu Hongya;
Pic Shows: The doctors bride, Yu Hongya;
Pic Shows: The doctors bride, Yu Hongya;
Photos by Magazine Features
Pic Shows: The doctors bride, Yu Hongya;
Photos by Magazine Features

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China has been battling the coronavirus since December 2019 and to date, News24 reports, 20 630 people have contracted the virus, which to date has led to 426 deaths.

While most of these cases were reported in China, 159 cases and one death have been reported in 23 other countries.  

Have you ever had to cancel or postpone a wedding due to unforseen circumstances? Tell us about it here.

 Source: Magazine Features

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