This is the luckless Chinese man who was quarantined three times in a row for nearly 50 days after his neighbour and then his brother returned from overseas.
Mr Xiong, from the city of Jining in Shandong Province in East China, spent almost the entirety of February and half of March stuck in his home in a triple quarantine local media has dubbed ‘buy one, get two free’.
Mr Xiong has become a trending topic on social media, with a hashtag about his ordeal seen 180 million times in just 24 hours.
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The hapless homeowner says he returned home from the Philippines on 6th February before his city went into lockdown two days later.
He was asked to self-quarantine and was forbidden from leaving his house for 14 days.
But after just a day of freedom he was forced to self-isolate a second time.
Mr Xiong explained: “After my quarantine period ended, I decided to go out for a stroll.
“I stepped out the door and there was my neighbour, who had just come back from South Korea.
“He came straight towards me, followed by a health worker. He put me back in here and gave me another 14 days.
“I didn’t dare leave.”
However, Mr Xiong’s woes did not end there.
Before his second quarantine period had even ended, he was handed another 14-day isolation notice when his big brother returned from Singapore.
In a health notice posted on Mr Xiong’s door, he is asked to self-isolate from 29th February to at least 14th March.
He is only permitted to make purchases online and have them delivered to his door. He must also subject himself to regular temperature tests, the piece of paper notes.
In a viral post on 28th March describing his experience, Mr Xiong says: “I’ve been rolling around the floor for nearly 50 days.
“I’ve done absolutely nothing else.”
Social media user ‘Laodeshuang’ said: “Your neighbour is topping up your holidays.”
‘Wojiushi Yeman Nvyou’ added: “20 more 14 days and it’ll be the end of the year.”
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