“Covid-19 public health concern should not give rise to fear and discrimination”, said the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2020, GENEVA – The 2019 coronavirus pandemic, which was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and ever since has kept spreading all over the world, has led to increased discrimination, prejudice, violence, and racism against Chinese people and people of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent and appearance.

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