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).”


𝗙𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥These people of Wuhan city of China are screaming from their homes begging for life. Instead of treatment, help, they have been locked in homes. These screams of the people of China will pursue the world community for centuries. 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘂𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲. India will have to prepare immediately.This story was translated

Colin Jeffrey ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಶನಿವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 8, 2020

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.


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.


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.

Satya Priya BN

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