A mother pleaded with police to let her cancer-diagnosed daughter cross a checkpoint set up to prevent the spread of a coronavirus in China.
Lu Yuejin, 50, from a village in Hubei province wished for her 26-year-old daughter, Hu Ping, to cross the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge on Feb. 1 to get treatment in China’s Jiangxi province, Reuters reported.
“My daughter needs to go to [a] hospital in Jiujiang,” said Lu, a farmer. “She needs to have her treatment, but they won’t let us through.”
“Please, take my daughter. I don’t need to go past. … Please, just let my daughter go past,” she said.
The two eventually made it through.
“All I want to do is save her life,” Lu said.
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Image: A man arrives from Hubei province at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter