In a video shared with VOA, a Congolese student in Guangzhou, China, peeks through a cracked-open door and pleads for permission to leave his apartment.
Speaking in Mandarin, he tells a masked Chinese worker that he has been in his home for two months and has no symptoms of coronavirus. The worker tells him he must stay inside for 14 more days.
“It’s our job, we need to implement this. Because the [pandemic] situation is pretty critical in Africa,” the Chinese worker tells the student.
“But I didn’t travel to Africa,” the student replies.
As China tries to reopen from coronavirus, African residents say they are being singled out for additional testing, quarantine and in some cases, are being evicted from their homes. In a series of interviews, residents told VOA they are the victims of a racist campaign intended to scapegoat Africans for new cases of the virus in China. (Text and photo courtesy VOA)