Fact Check: Does this video show Wuhan residents calling for help amid Corona virus outbreak?

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  13 Feb 2020 10:40 AM GMT
Fact Check: Does this video show Wuhan residents calling for help amid Corona virus outbreak?

Hyderabad: Amidst the outbreak of the deadly Corona virus in Wuhan, China, a video showing people outside their apartments shouting for help is going viral on Twitter and Facebook.

A Twitter user posted the video on the micro-blogging site with the tweet: "Dear @narendramodi Do you know Begging for life, these people of Wuhan city of China are screaming from their homes. Instead of treatment help, they have been locked in homes. These screams of the people of China chase the world community for centuries (sic)."



Fact Check:

NewsMeter took screenshots from the video and did a reverse image search. We found a longer video of a duration of 22 seconds.

https://spectee.com/detail/34043

An article on Yahoo news states that the video shows Wuhan residents, who were staying indoors due to the threat of the Corona virus, shouting messages of solidarity through their windows on 27 January. The video was uploaded on several social media sites.

Shouts of "Wuhan, jiayou" can be heard in the video. "Jiayou", literally "add oil", is a Chinese phrase that can roughly be translated to "keep going" or "hang in there" and is commonly used to emphasize perseverance and determination.

https://news.yahoo.com/wuhan-jiayou-shouts-solidarity-ring-180723327.html

So, the claim that residents of Wuhan were calling for help is FALSE. They were shouting slogans in solidarity with the situation and were cheering each other for "hanging in there" during the tough times.

Claim Review:This video show Wuhan residents calling for help amid Corona virus outbreak
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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