A nurse in Wuhan walks to work while her husband drives behind her, showing the extreme the lengths that medical workers are willing to go to stop the coronavirus spread
A Wuhan nurse has quarantined herself away from her family so she doesn't risk exposing them to the new COVID-19 virus, CGTN, a state-linked station in China reported.
The woman's husband drives behind her as she walks to work at 3:00 a.m. to light the path with his head beams.
This is just one example of the extreme sacrifices by Chinese health workers during the outbreak.
A nurse working in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 virus outbreak has quarantined herself so she does not potentially expose her family to the novel coronavirus, the Shanghaiist wrote.
CGTN, or China Global Television Network, a state-linked media outlet, uploaded the video to YouTube. It shows the women, Wang Xiaoting, reportedly walking to work at 3:00 am local time. Her husband Wang Yinghe, is apparently driving behind her to light her path.
Xiaoting is staying at a hotel, the CGTN video says, and she refuses to allow her husband to drive her to work. Instead she walks, and Yinghe drives behind her, according to the video.
"Even if the disease keeps them apart, he will protect her from as close as possible," CGTN says in the caption.
The couple use video chat to talk to each other, CGTN says, and Yinghe makes sure his wife has a cooked meal waiting for her at her hotel room when she gets back.
The situation shows the extreme lengths the medical community — on the frontlines of this outbreak — are taking to stop the spread, even in their personal lives.
Official reports claim 500 medical workers in Wuhan have been diagnosed with the virus, and another 600 are suspected of having it. Other reports on social media said that over a thousand health care workers could have contracted the virus.
Three health care workers have already died from the virus, including Li Wenliang, the doctor who was censored and punished by Chinese authorities for sounding the alarm about the virus.
In another example of sacrifices, nurses have shaved their heads to limit the spread of the virus. Shaved heads make it less likely for the virus to spread by catching on to exposed hair and easier for put on protective gear.
According to Business Insider, health care workers from other parts of the country parted ways from their families and volunteered to work in Wuhan hospitals.
During the outbreak, hospital staff have faced a shortage of supplies and protective gear, and some have resorted to wearing adult diapers to avoid having to take off hazmat suits.
Some staff posted videos on social media of hospitals that had shortages of food.
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Machiavello2 days ago
As a doctor myself, I have infinite respect and admiration for the dedicated health personnel in China and every part of the world to save life sometimes putting themselves in jeopardy and with limit resources and financial compensation.
I’m a nurse too. This breaks my heart. But this is the dedication we give to our patients, and sometimes have to sacrifice family. So please be respectful to health care workers.
This I hope teaches the world how VALUABLE our health care workers are. THINK what would our country do if this happened here. Nurses every day are exposed to many viruses & I myself a retired nurse caught hepatitis along with other nurses in 1979 from taking care of a patient before we knew he had hepatitis. We all recovered thank GOD but it shows how easily it can happen.
What a remarkable Nurse, Wife and Mother.
Twinkie Weiner Sandwich
People all over the world are beautiful and caring. Governments, businesses and media like to tell us a different story.
God bless these healthcare workers. These workers are selfless people as are those that support them.
Salute to the dedicated Chinese medical teams!
Trully a selfless hero. I might not live in China but I sincerely hope they will overcome this.
God bless her, her family and the people of China and others.
This is what true love represents. All the doctors, nurses are truly heroes.
This is what love looks like. God bless this family and all of those working to help the sick. I hope a cure is found soon.
so much respect for the brave Chinese men and women who are dealing with this everyday trying to mitigate it. I hope and pray a treatment is found soon.
What amazing devotion! My heart breaks for them. They can't enjoy a simple meal together or physically express their love.. I hope this will be over soon...
Eric and Deborah
Nurse of the YEAR! THIS husband and wife love each other very much. Awesome to see. These type displays should be happening everyday around the world. Gives hope
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of China especially for the health-care workers. Incredibly brave people that surround themselves with millions of virus particles everyday to help treat and save lives.
Husband of the Year! He could just let her walk to work on her own, but wakes up early to get to the hotel in order to escort her to work.
Healthcare workers, along w/ trade people = some of the best people on this earth. Thank you
This makes me think of the nurse from New Jersey who worked with Ebola patients who promised that she would quarantine herself but was found outside bicycling and eating ice-cream in crowded places.
Some people have a sense of responsibility and some people don't.
My heart goes out to all the people in China, especially all the nurses and doctors sacrifice their lives to help others. All I can do is pray and hope that we will find the cure soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
that's called love!!! the most beatiful thing in the world. i hope you can live your love for a very long time.
这就是爱! ! !这是世界上最美丽的东西。我希望你们的爱情天长地久。
She's a wonderful woman and a wonderful husband they are conscious of the consequences if they physically come in contact with one another.
This should be on all news channels. This is the kinda of news the world needs today
"A Wuhan nurse has quarantined herself away from her family so she doesn't risk exposing them" -- Because she's seen how bad it is. She wouldn't be doing that if this was just the flu!
Kudos to the efforts the health care workers are doing to overcome this.
This is so scary, like the Nightmare on Elm St scary. Medical staff have protective equipment and exercise precaution the ordinary people don't and they still got infected.
I worked in China a couple years ago. My company was there assisting in decommissioning coal power plants and converting to renewable energy sources. The people there are amazing. The lack of violence, drug addictions, unwed mothers, crime, greed, and the list goes on. All this have me a new respect for what I thought was more of a third world type nation. They are far more advanced than we are in technology, infrastructure, and community. My coworker who returned home just a few months ago was sad to see America is still mostly on old 4G phones, not to mention our outdated medical system.
China is not rude not uncaring and even in dark times such as these they still offer any help they can give to others. It is not just the medical professionals over there, it is the nation as a whole.
Amazing wife!!! Thank you god for giving us women like that!!!
多好的妻子! ! !感谢上帝给了我们这样的女人!!
That type of selflessness is refreshing to see but, sadly, vanishingly rare.
Chinese health workers have shown their bravery, sacrifice, and professionalism in this crisis. They are amazing!
God bless and be with everyone. So sad and scary. Thank God for gifting us with humans this great
That's really nice