Valentin Mironovich Novikov and his wife Elena Alekseevna Novikova are sick with Covid-19, and at it's peak, Valentin has appendicitis. The ambulance manager, an acquaintance, refuses to send a carriage, and Elena takes Valentin to the hospital on her own. On the way, she calls the surgeon and family friend Mikhail, who refuses hospitalization, referring to the safety of the patients in his department.The doors of the hospital are locked right at the moment of the appearance of Elena and Valentine. The last chance is to go to Vladimir Sergeevich, an old retired doctor with Alzheimer's. Valentine, accepting his fate, asks to be taken home, but Elena, in desperation, decides to take the last opportunity, and Valentine dies halfway through.