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As if we were the disease : coronavirus brings prejudice for Italy s Chinese workers

Xenophobia and job losses prompt textile industry staff in Tuscany to consider returning to ChinaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt the beginning of February, Ilaria Santi, a councillor in the Italian city of Prato, in Tuscany, visited the canteen of an elementary school. A Chinese girl asked her: “Aren’t you afraid of eating next to me?”“I replied: ‘Why should I be afraid?’ and she said: ‘Afraid that I infect you with the coronavirus.’” I replied that the virus was unfortunately in the minds of too many people,” said Santi. Continue reading...


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