DUBAI: A Chinese student, who is currently residing in Lebanon, said he is subjected to negative comments in streets due to the spread of coronavirus, which started in his home country.
“I understand your fear of the virus, but I can’t bear the name-calling,” the students said in the video.
Amir Wang moved to Lebanon around six months ago, and was very happy to live and study there. He lives in a town called Shhim, south-east of Beirut in the Chouf region.
However, the spread of COVID19 changed his feelings about living in the Levantine country. In a video posted on social media, Wang explained that some people get scared of him and avoid him, while others actually call him ‘corona’ as a slur to offend him.
He pleaded by saying such negative behavior will not benefit anyone, but shows that those who do it lack conscience, manners and humanity.
“China is our mother, and she is sick… would it be okay for me to call you or your mother names if she were sick?” Wang added.