Heartwarming moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through plastic screens

Heartwarming moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through plastic screens

- The elderly couple had not been able to see each other since the nursing home locked out visitors to try to shield their residents from the deadly coronavirus

- Agustina Cañamero and Pascual Pérez who have been married for 59 years have never been apart for such a long period

- The couple kissed and hugged for minutes through the thin layer of plastic and their face masks

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A heartwarming moment was captured on camera as an elderly couple was allowed to hug though plastic screens.

Agustina Cañamero had not seen her hubby Pascual Pérez for 102 days as he resides in at Ballesol Puig I Fabra nursing home in Barcelona, Spain.

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Heartwarming moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through plastic screens

Agustina Canamero and Pascual Pérez spent 102 days apart due to the coronavirus. Photo: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti.
Source: UGC

The elderly couple had not been able to see each other since the nursing home locked out visitors to try to shield their residents from the deadly coronavirus.

Spain's nursing homes were hit particularly hard by it, with the nationwide death toll being high.

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Heartwarming moment as elderly couple is allowed to hug through plastic screens

Dolores Reyes Fernández, 61, touches the face of her father José Reyes Lozano, 87. Photo: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti.
Source: UGC

According to Euro News reports, the couple who have been married for 59 years have never been apart for such a long period. It is said that Cañamero and her loving hubby Pérez are now in their eighties.

The elderly woman spent the country's lockdown at the home she used to share with her hubby before he went to the nursing home filled with fear.

She was one of the first to arrive at the nursing home when it reopened on 22 June. The couple kissed and hugged for minutes through the thin layer of plastic and their face masks.

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Meanwhile, a stunning Ghanaian nurse popularly known on social media as Akosua May has cautioned the public to take the COVID-19 preventive measures very seriously as the pandemic is very real.

In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the personal Twitter handle of the young nurse, she clearly indicates that her close friend is now waiting in isolation for 14 days after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

Akosua May further explains that the gentleman only attended to a COVID-19 patient as part of his normal duties and got the disease as a result.

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