Thursday, 9 April 2020

Africans In China Stranded In Streets As Landlords Claim They Spread COVID-19

Chinese landlords have discriminatorily kicked out hundreds of Africans, mainly from Kenya and Nigeria from their homes for allegedly spreading Coronavirus in that country, claims reports on the microblogging site, Twitter.


Videos circulating on Twitter claim Africans in China are stranded in streets as they are being denied access to their houses and hotels in that country after being accused of having and spreading the disease.

According to Africa Fact Zone, a self-proclaimed facts-check platform in Africa, the pejorative move by the Chinese landlords is an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 by Africans as local health officials rollout testing campaigns for COVID-19 across China.

BBC reports online rumours in China were rife that the coronavirus was spreading fast in African communities, including Guangzhou, the hub for African traders buying and selling goods to the continent.
Africans In China Stranded In Streets As Landlords Claim They Spread COVID-19
Africans In China Stranded In Streets As Landlords Claim They Spread COVID-19

Reports shown on the videos claim the landlords locked them outside the premises where there is cold and have since been rendered homeless on the streets of China.

Coronavirus is affecting 209 countries across the world with China being the first to record cases and amongst the worst-hit countries with its total number of confirmed coronavirus cases at 81,669, and the death toll at 3,329.

Nations like America, Britain, and Australia repatriated their citizens from China with fears they could be affected. South Africa is amongst a very few African countries that have rescued their citizens from that country.

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