DAKAR, Senegal

African officials have reacted strongly to recent reports of discrimination in China against Africans, who are being blamed for a second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak there. 

The development comes amid claims that in many areas of China, especially the southern city of Guangzhou, Africans are being barred from places such as hospitals and shopping malls, are being forced out of their homes and hotel rooms, and face violence in the streets.

It follows heightened media coverage in China of a new wave of cases originating from infections outside the country.

African countries’ ambassadors in China sent

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