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It’s only the beginning of 2020 but a lot has happened from the death of Kobe Bryant to the emergence of the coronavirus.
The coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. Since then we have seen an increase in Sinophobia. Sinophobia is the fear of Chinese people, language, culture and of products made in China. Here are some facts about the coronavirus from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
As of 5th of February, it has been that confirmed by the WHO that there have been:
24554 cases of coronavirus globally
491 deaths in China
24363 cases in China
191 cases outside of China
1 death outside of China
It is safe to receive new packages or letters from China
There has not been any evidence of the virus being spread by pets
There is no vaccine or cure for this disease at the moment
Anybody of any age can contract this disease
Despite what some people say, mouthwash or garlic cannot kill this disease
During the ebola outbreak, I was in Alabama and someone asked where I was from. He gave me a look as though he was threatened because I am Nigerian and the ebola virus outbreak was happening in Africa. People should not be judged or discriminated against based on skin colour or their nationality regardless of what they carry.