China: Africans evicted from hotels and homes, accused of importing Covid-19 to China.

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It is no secret that the origin of the novel coronavirus that has so far killed thousands of people and infected another 1.2 million people in over 200 countries originated from Wuhan, China. The virus is believed to have jumped from bats to humans through an intermediary animal sold at the Wuhan seafood market.

The virus and it’s consequent deadly disease is affecting the whole world as a result of the Chinese peculiar culture of eating whatever moves including but not limited to bats, rats and centipedes.

Yet in the face of all this evidence of the origin and cause of Covid -19, Chinese authorities in Guangdong and Fujian provinces are ejecting Africans from their homes and hotels over claims that they are importing the virus into china.

The affected Africans have now been left exposed to the elements on the streets after the government forcefully ejected them from their homes.

In an apartheid fashion of racial discrimination, Africans are forbidden from accessing public places such as malls, theatres, restaurants and hospitals as a result of unsubstantiated claims of blacks importing the virus.

The Chinese action contradicts the hospitality they enjoyed in Africa despite the fact that the virus originated from China. No Chinese was ejected from their homes or denied entry to hotels in Africa as an official government policy.

With the heart breaking news and images of Africans drenched in rain while sitting along major roads and pavements continue to reach the motherland, Africans are continuing to wonder if kicking Chinese out their continent would be a bad idea or a noble course of solidarity with their discriminated brothers and sisters in China.

John Otieno

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