Coronavirus prompts ‘hysterical, shameful’ Sinophobia in Italy

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    The deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has triggered a “hysterical” and “shameful wave of Sinophobia” in Italy, according to members of the Chinese Italian community and a rights group, with Italians and tourists of Chinese and Asian origin reporting acts of violence, discrimination and harassment.

    The incidents include assaults, calls for sexual violence, insults and boycott of businesses.

    “What are you doing in Italy? Go away! You’re bringing us disease,” a 15-year-old Chinese Italian boy was told before he was punched and kicked in the face in the northern city of Bologna on February 2, the Bologna Today newspaper reported.

    Read more : AlJazeera

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