Heart-warming moment coronavirus medic enjoys a beautiful sunset with his patient, 87, while taking him to a CT scan after the elderly man was hospitalised for more than a month
- A picture captures the medic and patient watching the sunset together in Wuhan
- The heart-warming photograph has touched millions of Chinese people’s hearts
- The 87-year-old patient had been bed-bound in the hospital for over a month
- The hospital says he is significantly recovering and able to leave his bed today
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A picture of an elderly coronavirus patient enjoying a beautiful sunset with his doctor has touched millions of Chinese people’s hearts.
The pair was on their way to take a CT scan when the doctor, Liu Kai, asked the 87-year-old patient if he would like to stop for a moment to watch the sunset. Another medical assistant took the picture as they were enjoying the moment.
Sharing a glimpse of sunshine was particularly precious for the busy coronavirus medic and the elderly resident who had been hospitalised for over a month, Chinese media report.
The hospital said today that the patient’s condition has been significantly improving and he is now able to leave his bed.
A picture of an elderly coronavirus patient enjoying a beautiful sunset with his doctor, Liu Kai, has touched millions of Chinese people’s hearts. It was taken by another medical worker
The heart-warming picture has become viral on Chinese social media after it was shared on March 5.
‘What a spectacular scene,’ one comment read.
‘So amazing. Hope you can enjoy more beautiful sunsets like this.
Another web user said: ‘I can’t explain with words how this picture makes me feel. It makes me feel so warm.’
The Shanghai hospital said today that the elderly patient’s condition has been significantly improving and he is now able to leave his bed. He is pictured with a medical worker
The 27-year-old medic originally from a hospital in Shanghai has been working at the People’s Hospital of Wuhan University during the coronavirus outbreak.
The elderly patient, who is a violinist, told the medical workers that he would like to perform a song to them when he recovers.
The novel coronavirus, which is rapidly sweeping the world, has infected over 134,100 people and claimed at least 5,045 deaths globally.
Elderly and people with underlying health conditions are considered at high risk of getting infected with the deadly disease.
A 103-year-old grandmother has recovered from the coronavirus following six-day treatment
A 103-year-old grandmother recovered on Tuesday from the coronavirus following six-day treatment in Wuhan.
The centenarian, Zhang Guangfen, was discharged from the hospital on March 10.
She is so far the oldest coronavirus patient to recover in China and two years older than the previous recorder-holder, 101.
Ms Zhang was cured within less than a week because ‘she did not have many underlying health conditions’, her doctor Zeng Yulan told the local press.
The picture shows a medic records a patient’s condition at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China
The centenarian, Zhang Guangfen, is reportedly China’s oldest coronavirus patient to recover
China has been encouraging its citizens to resume to normal after the country has seen a steady decline in its new cases.
The news comes as China sees only 8 new cases today, the lowest since the outbreak first started in January.
Elsewhere, Coronavirus panic has tightened its grip worldwide yesterday as scores of countries dramatically upped their response to the deadly pandemic.
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