A Chinese woman puts up a closed notice at her business in Spain, along with an exhortation to citizens not to leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Antolin Avezuela A Chinese woman puts up a closed notice at her business in Spain, along with an exhortation to citizens not to leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Antolin Avezuela
A Chinese woman puts up a closed notice at her business in Spain, along with an exhortation to citizens not to leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Antolin Avezuela

Spain’s Chinese community’s fight against coronavirus and xenophobia started early

  • Weeks before the country went into lockdown, many Chinese-run shops had closed and workers in the remainder wore masks
  • When the infection arrived, fears of racially motivated insults were realised from abuse on the street to social media attacks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Chinese woman puts up a closed notice at her business in Spain, along with an exhortation to citizens not to leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Antolin Avezuela A Chinese woman puts up a closed notice at her business in Spain, along with an exhortation to citizens not to leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Antolin Avezuela
A Chinese woman puts up a closed notice at her business in Spain, along with an exhortation to citizens not to leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Antolin Avezuela
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