Irate Pudong resident quells dabai death rumor

Han Jing
A online rumor about a dabai in the Pudong New Area dying from overwork -- 96 straight hours -- has been dispelled by a resident involved in the incident which went viral online.
Han Jing
Irate Pudong resident quells <i>dabai</i> death rumor
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A video screen shot shows a security guard conducting CPR on a person wearing a white protective suit.

A online rumor about a dabai in the Pudong New Area dying from overwork -- apparently serving for 96 straight hours -- has been dispelled by a resident involved in the incident which went viral online, Eastday.com reported on Wednesday.

An video circulating online from Sunday showed a security guard at a community compound conducting CPR on a person wearing a white protective suit.

Dabai -- doctors, nurses and volunteers in white protective suits -- are now omnipresent in Shanghai amid the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guard's son surnamed Zhou told Eastday.com on Wednesday that the person suffering a heart attack, caught on the video, was a resident from a locked-down compound in Pudong's Zhuqiao Town.

The patient was required to wear a protective suit for the closed-loop transport to the hospital, based on current pandemic prevention and control measures.

Zhou said his father was trying to resuscitate the resident as the latter suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while waiting for the ambulance.

Zhou was irritated about the rumor, saying it caused harm to people involved and asked people not to judge a situation simply by a video image.

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