CHINA Chinese ‘Raincoat Girl’ cooks 20,000 meals for medical staff in Wuhan


Chinese ‘Raincoat Girl’ cooks 20,000 meals for medical staff in Wuhan

People's Daily Online

15:11, April 08, 2020

"Today’s responsibility lies with the youth. If the youth are wise, the country will be wise. If the youth are wealthy, the country will be wealthy. If the youth are strong, the country will be strong."

As the coronavirus outbreak develops, more and more young people are rising up to the challenge presented by this pandemic and finding purpose in this moment of crisis. Liu Xian is one of them. Her story has become an inspiration to countless people in China, and around the world.

On February 3, Liu led a small team to virus-hit Wuhan bringing 100 tons of ingredients. Liu’s team started cooking meals for the city’s medical staff in over 20 hospitals.

With traffic in Wuhan temporarily suspended, Liu decided to drive to the hospitals to deliver the meal boxes to the medical staff. As she had no protective clothing, she often wore a raincoat while out and about in the city, earning her the nickname “Raincoat Girl”.

Although the 24-year-old had no fear of the virus, she was concerned about her parents. Before leaving for Wuhan, she wrote a will and sent a copy of it to her best friend and left the original copy to her boss. “If I couldn’t come back, they would give it to my parents.”

Liu was recently selected by the UN Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth as one of the “10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world” during this pandemic.

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