Du Fengyan, 35, a Chinese from Beijing arrived in Mumbai, India on January 29, a day before India reported its first coronavirus case in Kerala. The airport authorities had screened him for the virus and had cleared him.
As Fengyan toured the maximum city for a week, staying out of a hostel, little did he know what was in store for him, as the number of coronavirus cases rose slowly in the country.
The first instance of shock was when the hostel staff told him that he couldn’t stay there any longer. When asked why, they just told him because he was a Chinese.
Since Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic originated in Wuhan in China, several nationals of the country across the world have faced discrimination and became victims of xenophobic attitude by citizens of various countries including India.
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