China Claims 111 Africans Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Guangzhou
111 Africans have tested positive for COVID-19 in China’s Guangzhou as of Monday, The Star reports. According to the publication, among the 111, 19 were imported cases.
This came to light after 4,553 Africans in the metropolis had gone through a nucleic acid testing since April 4.
Speaking about the exercise, Tang Xiaoping, director of the Guangzhou municipal health commission said;
Timely identifying COVID-19 cases based on proactive screening is an important measure to ensure the safety of the lives and health of African people in Guangzhou,
Chen Yongqiu, deputy chief of the city’s public security bureau dismissed reports that the Africans were racially profiled for the exercise and said:
We arranged the same designated hotels and personnel for Africans when they were quarantined, without any racial or national discrimination
Those that tested positive are being treated in Guangzhou according to the city’s local authorities.
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