Quarantined Residents of Wuhan Shout from Balconies to Boost Morals (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – As China fights to contain the worsening coronavirus outbreak, residents under quarantine in Wuhan have shared videos online of their battle against cabin fever, showing how they are lifting each other’s – and the nation's – spirits.
The city, home to roughly 11 million people, was the epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak which has now spread across the globe. Residents have been told to remain in their homes as authorities fight to bring the outbreak under control, but many have grown understandably restless waiting for the crisis to end.
The best medicine? Song, apparently, with rousing eyewitness video posted on Twitter showing people singing the national anthem and chanting "Wuhan, you can do it!" from their apartment balconies.
The total number of confirmed '2019-nCoV' coronavirus cases in China had surged to 4,515 as of January 27, while the death toll jumped to 106 as the number of new infections in one day almost doubled.