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China criticized for alleged African coronavirus discrimination

Relations with continent in jeopardy after complaints pour in from countries

A temporary temperature checkpoint is seen near residential buildings in Guangzhou's Sanyuanli area. China is under the international spotlight over treatment of African residents amid the coronavirus.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- China is facing heated criticism amid allegations of mistreatment of Africans in the country over the novel coronavirus.

Rumors of Africans spreading the virus have circulated and led to discrimination in which nationals from the continent are said to have been put in quarantine -- whether they are infected or not -- with some being evicted from their homes.

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