Many artistes wear masks for protection when working in China because of a serious outbreak of viral pneumonia in Wuhan. A video clip of Jay Chou (周杰倫) wearing a mask was arranged to sit under quarantine zone at Fuzhou Changle International Airport and escort by the airport police officers when leaving went viral. In addition, a conversation through WeChat pointed Jay made his own safety precaution in order to attend an event in Fuzhou.

Subsequently, Jay’s fans showed their protests and emphasised that man was not Jay, as he was currently in Australia. Apparently on 22nd January 2020, Jay shared photo of his wife, Hannah Quinlivan (昆凌) and himself supporting Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer (費達拿) at a tennis competition in Australia via his Instagram account.

On 24th January, Jay uploaded another photo of himself at Flinder Street Station in Melbourne and left a message on Instagram: “Time travelling 😂 #Melborune #Flinder Street Station” It is obvious that he used the photo to dismiss the rumours.