Two doctors alter wedding plans due to pandemic

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Published on April 3, 2020 - Duration: 01:51s

Two doctors alter wedding plans due to pandemic

Two young American doctors, Kashif Chaudhry and Naila Shereen, whose whirlwind courtship spun them between New York City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cancelled their big wedding plans and instead persuaded an imam at a mosque in Hawthorne, New Jersey, to open up for a quick nikkah marriage contract ceremony.


Two doctors alter wedding plans due to pandemic

Shereen is an internal medicine chief resident overseeing teams of resident.

She rotates through different hospitals in New York, the epicenter of America's coronavirus outbreak.

So far, the disease has infected more than one million people and killed over 50,000 worldwide.

Chaudhry is a 37-year-old cardiac electrophysiologist and is seeing patients via videoconferencing where he works at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The hospital has cancelled all elective operations to try to conserve their protective equipment for an anticipated tsunami of COVID-19 patients.

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