Coronavirus fears are sparking racism and xenophobia
Updated 02:00, 06-Feb-2021

People are reporting incidents of anti-Chinese sentiments around the world.

The 2019 novel coronavirus began in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

In the Republic of Korea, protestors held a rally this week calling for a ban on Chinese people entering the country.

In Vietnam, a nail salon displayed a sign saying it was not accepting Chinese customers.

In France, a newspaper used the headline: China Coronavirus, Yellow Alert.

In Italy, a man swears at Chinese tourists in Florence, calling them dirty.

In Canada, a newspaper published a cartoon of the year of the rat with the rat coughing and wearing a face mask.

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