Chinese Factory Draws Flak for Hosting ‘Kissing Contest’ to Celebrate Reopening after Lockdown

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A video of the same shared on social media showed people were kissing through the layer of glass, while others went of cheering them.

  • Last Updated: April 21, 2020, 6:44 PM IST

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#China A furniture factory in Suzhou, Jiangsu had a “Kissing Contest” to celebrate the factory resuming work.

The organisers said this event can help the factory workers relax & there’s a transparent glass between the kissers.

Allegedly some of the participants are not couples.

— W. B. Yeats (@WBYeats1865) April 19, 2020

Mr Ma, the owner of the factory, said that the glass had been placed between participants to minimise risk of infection.

Ma’s reason for holding the contest was to ensure that every worker in the factory stays “happy”. He said, “Some of the participants were actually married couples who both work in the factory. This pandemic has made everyone very tense. They haven’t been able to relax, and that might cause mistakes in the production process.”

However, such an activity drew strong criticisms on social media, with people heavily coming down of the factory for allowing people to be this close even after Wuhan had become the epicentre of coronavirus where the virus was first detected.

There is a glass in between, but they won’t change the glass and the next one just kissed on the same position of the previous one did! Is it the new way in spreading WuhanCoronaVirus?#CCPVirus #WuhanCoronaVirus

— Kenlam274🇭🇰 (@kenlam274) April 20, 2020

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