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A run through the snow, PCR tests and no guests: a wedding in China’s Covid lockdown

Amanda Liu Chang and Jia Shihan were due to get married on 19 March when Jia’s apartment building was locked down – but they didn’t let that stop them

When Amanda Liu Chang and Jia Shihan grow old, they can tell their family members of the time they got married in the middle of a pandemic, Liu having to trudge with her wedding dress through the snow.

The story began on 19 March when the couple awoke in their respective Tangshan city apartments in China’s Hebei province, looking forward to formalising their three-year romance with family and friends. But unknown to them, authorities had locked down Jia’s gated neighbourhood overnight, banning all residents from leaving, after some had tested positive for Covid-19.

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