go on lockdown and people across China don masks and flee from anyone who sneezes, a video has surfaced of a more innocent time earlier this week.s multiple cities in Hubei province
In the short clip filmed back on Monday, an i-Cable News team paid a visit to a wet market in Guangzhou to ask residents what they thought about the virus outbreak in Wuhan that was only starting to really capture the nation’s attention.
“We don’t care. What’s there to be afraid of?” the aunties and uncles tell the reporter. “We’ve got the government. With the government, we have nothing to fear.”
When asked if that means they won’t be wearing masks, the group responds, “No masks! We are healthy. We trust the government!”
You can check out the clip below. iCable News is based in Hong Kong. It’s not clear if that had anything to do with the Guangzhou residents’ show of bravado.
— HKRev – Hong Kong Local News Translation (@HkrevInfo) January 23, 2020
Hopefully though, these patriotic residents have since changed their tune. More than two dozen cases of the virus have been confirmed in Guangdong province.