Monday, February 10, 2020

Wuhan Jiayou

On February 02, 2020, the United Arab Emirates sent out a simple, compassionate message: "We support Wuhan, and the Chinese communities around the world". 

On UAE's main landmarks – the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the 342-meter Adnoc headquarters in Abu Dhabi – they were lit up with the Chinese flag, an expression of the country's solidarity with China.

Even an Indonesian police officer named Hans (right) who’s based at the Sorolangun Police precinct in Jambi in Sumatra wanted to show support.

And so, he belted out a song dedicated to the people of Wuhan in Hubei province, China – the epicenter of the virus outbreak. 

Titled Jiayou, Wuhan (加油武汉, Stay strong, Wuhan), it has received a lot of attention. 

A video of him singing the song with another man on singing app Smule, where Hans goes by the username ucok_hans and the other man went by username NavidLie88 – was uploaded to YouTube on February 02 by a user identified as Navid.

The video description reads 'Singing with an Indonesian policeman'. 

In response to the viraled video, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that during such a difficult time caused by the 2019-nCoV outbreak, the Chinese government acknowledges that Wuhan and China "is cheered on through social media by so many lovely people from all corners of the world". 

"The virus is cold but there's warmth in humanity", Hua said on Thursday. 

According to, the number of infections is now at 37,612 and the number of fatalities totals 815. 

A Japanese and a US citizen became the first foreigners to die of the illness in China, while two deaths have been recorded elsewhere  one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.

And with the newly-built hospitals put into service and more than 11,000 medical staff having arrived on the frontlines to fight against novel coronavirus, China has seen an increase in the number of infected patients recovering. 

And according to, as of February 09, 2020, 14:15 GMT, a total of 2,970 have recovered and discharged from hospitals

I believe it's only a matter of time before 2019-nCoV is reined in. 


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