France enforced a strict lockdown last October to halt the spread of Covid-19. File photo: Reuters France enforced a strict lockdown last October to halt the spread of Covid-19. File photo: Reuters
France enforced a strict lockdown last October to halt the spread of Covid-19. File photo: Reuters

French students convicted for racist tweets blaming Chinese people for coronavirus pandemic

  • The four were sentenced to two days of civic education and ordered to pay up to US$1,223 in fines
  • The students posted the tweets after France announced a second round of strict stay-at-home rules last October

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
France enforced a strict lockdown last October to halt the spread of Covid-19. File photo: Reuters France enforced a strict lockdown last October to halt the spread of Covid-19. File photo: Reuters
France enforced a strict lockdown last October to halt the spread of Covid-19. File photo: Reuters
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