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Xenophobia and calls to refrain from visiting Chinese shops and restaurants are marked in Italy after the country recorded two cases of infection with coronavirus. It is reported by The Guardian, citing Italian media.
The source reported on cases of racism and humiliation in schools, with an enrollment of Asians. The Director of the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia asked my students from China, Japan and South Korea to come to class only after the physician determines that their dwellings were not detected the virus. He caused resentment among his colleagues.
A similar case occurred in the music Institute in Como. There are students from China were asked to stay home for 14 days after they returned from China, where recently took place the celebration of the Chinese New year.
The Guardian also reports that in Turin three Chinese insulted the restaurant due to the coronavirus.
Fears around a new virus from China has led to increased xenophobia in other countries.
At the same time, CBS News reported that the American University UC Berkeley circulated in their social media post in which he called anti-Chinese xenophobia on the background information about the virus is a normal reaction. However, the online community has subjected to criticism a publication. Representatives of the University later removed the post and apologized
In response to growing anti-Chinese sentiment Asians in France, began to share stories about cases of racism, using the hashtag #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus, which literally translates as “I am not a virus”.
Earlier, the world health organization (who) has established that the outbreak of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV — emergency situation of international importance. The state Committee for issues of health of China noted that the number of cases of the virus already close to ten thousand people. Most of them — 7.7 thousand — are in China. 170 cases died, as many have recovered from infection.
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