On hundred and two. That’s how many days Agustina Cañamero spent away from her husband Pascual Pérez who resides at the Ballesol Puig i Fabra nursing home in Barcelona, Spain.
The establishment was one of many that 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 reaching at least 28,300.
During their 59 years of marriage, the husband and wife, now both in their eighties, had never lived so many days apart.
Cañamero spent the country’s nationwide lockdown at the home she and Pérez used to share, gripped 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.