This is not the first time a story comes out of China citing potential racism but if these reports are true then this is directly on the authorities of Guangzhou, a city in China that houses one of its largest African communities.
Face 2 Face Africa reported that “Chinese officials have started evicting hundreds of African residents and businessmen from hotels and apartments as they are being accused of having the novel coronavirus.”
Allegedly those evicted are saying this is racism targeting and some said they were made to pay rent before being asked to leave and have not been able to return.
“They are accusing us of having the virus,” a Nigerian student, Tobenna Victor, was quoted by the BBC.
“We paid rent to them and after collecting rent they chased us out of the house. Since last night we have been sleeping outside. They came to my house. They told me to wait after 24 hours for the result, [but] after 24 hours nobody contacted me,” a Congolese businessman, Lunde Okulunge Isidore, also claimed.
VIDEO: While the world has adopted various measures to combat #Coronavirus, Chinese authorities are beginning to eject Africans from their homes and hotels over claims that they were importing the virus into the country.#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/x78SZhhSMO
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) April 7, 2020
Read more on Face 2 Face Africa here.