Coronavirus: SA Chinese community concerned about discrimination

Chinese Association Gauteng chairperson Erwin Pon says there's been prejudice against the Chinese people since the coronavirus outbreak, especially online. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Chinese community in South Africa says it's worried about anti-Chinese sentiments since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Chinese Association Gauteng chairperson Erwin Pon, says it's concerned about the activities online.

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“What spread faster than the coronavirus, is actually this online scary and anti-Chinese sentiment. A lot of it we've seen in South Africa has been online. A lot of the online community has taken this time to discriminate a lot of Chinese people.”

Pon said there's been a spike in fake news.

The coronavirus has killed over 600 so far.

South Africa has no confirmed case of the coronavirus.


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