Quarantined Woman Climbs 8 Floors Down Tower Block

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report


This is the moment a Wuhan woman in high-heel boots is filmed climbing down the side of a multi-storey tower block after her family locked her in her room to stop her breaking quarantine.

The daredevil named only as Ms Zhou lives in the Meifu Mingyuan residential district in coronavirus epicentre Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province in Central China.

According to reports, she suffers from dementia and lives with her son, who keeps her locked in her room in a form of mandatory quarantine to prevent her from contracting the deadly disease known as COVID-19.


But video taken on 24th February shows Ms Zhou – dressed in a down jacket and pink high-heel boots – having sneaked out of her 8th-floor home and risking it all by climbing down the outside of the tower block.

In the footage taken by one of her neighbours, Ms Zhou can be seen carrying a plastic bag, which witnesses later revealed contained a box of instant noodles.

Resident Li Yong said of Ms Zhou’s risky feat: “She not only climbed down, so she did it wearing high-heel shoes.

“When she reached the front gate, security guards stopped her and asked why she climbed down the building.

“She said she wanted to buy some meat.”

According to reports, Ms Zhou, who was unharmed, was unable to take the working lifts because she had been locked in her room.

Local officials confirmed Ms Zhou’s mental illness diagnosis, saying she had already been returned to her son.

As Ms Zhou was stopped before leaving her gated community, it is unclear whether she was really intending to buy meat.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.