52-year-old Marco Ngai (魏駿傑) and his Chinese wife, Zhang Lihua (張利華) are currently filing for a divorce. In the beginning of January, she moved out from their flat in Sai Kung after having an extra-marital affair with a Western man. Subsequently, he was forced to take care of his daughter, Jessica who was 10 years old by himself and left a message on Facebook earlier: “Sticking together with you for life.” On the fourth day of lunar new year, Marco posted another text on Facebook: “Should love a person who gives you motivation and not wasting your energy.” It is obvious that he wishes to remain strong for the sake of his daughter and stop wasting time on Lihua.
At 12pm on 30th January 2020, Marco wore a red top and took his daughter and two girls around her age by driving out from his apartment in Sai Kung. They went to a nearby club and were suspected to play golf. After 1.5 hours later, they left and drove to a shopping centre in Sai Kung.
As the virus in Wuhan is currently wide-spreading, Marco and the three children wore face masks before alighting from the vehicle. Firstly, they went to a frozen meat store and bought takeaway at a restaurant, before buying a mahjong set and table at a grocery store. Jessica and her friend helped to carry the table while another kid carried the food, and Marco held the mahjong set. It is highly likely that they are preparing for a party. When the reporters asked if he kept in contact with his ex-wife and she visited her daughter, Marco ignored it and only wished “happy new year” to the journalists before driving off.