Man worried after friend attended CNY gathering despite being close to Covid-19 case

The New Paper
Feb 10, 2022

A TikTok user shared his frustration in a video about a friend who came over to another friend’s house during Chinese New Year despite knowing he had been in close contact with a positive Covid-19 case.

In the video posted on Feb 7, Mr Jason Yu, 27, said he and his friends were having a meal at a friend's house when one of them revealed he was in close contact with a positive Covid-19 case.

It seems the man’s girlfriend, whom he was living with, had tested positive for Covid-19.

When the group asked if he had taken any precautions like wearing a mask while interacting with his girlfriend, the man replied that he had not.

He had also not informed anyone in the group of his situation before showing up.

@jasonyuuu Just a rant #covid #covid19 ♬ original sound - Jason Yu

"He didn't tell us about it, because we then would have told him like 'please don't come,'" said Mr Yu.

"Now, I have to worry about self-isolating at home (or else) I'd possibly pass it (the virus) over to my parents and my sister."

On Feb 8, Mr Yu posted another TikTok video stating he wasn't out to "cancel" his friend, but wanted only to emphasise the importance of staying safe.

He urged those who have been in contact with a positive Covid-19 case to stay at home and isolate themselves until they test negative.

@jasonyuuu Reply to @musicianmandy #covid #covid19 ♬ original sound - Jason Yu

"Be responsible... Honestly, you wouldn't know but people might have already died because of you."

The Feb 7 video, which has gotten more than half a million views so far, drew many comments from netizens who lauded Mr Yu for speaking up against his friend, and taking the initiative to self-isolate.

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