A few days ago, Chinese landlords have discriminatory kicked out hundreds of Ugandans from their homes over rent arrears and allegedly spreading Coronavirus in China, claims reports on the microblogging site, Twitter.
Videos circulating on Twitter claim Africans mainly Ugandans in China are stranded in streets as they are being denied access to their houses and hotels after being accused of having and spreading the disease. “They are accusing us of having the virus, we paid rent to them and after collecting rent they chased us out of the house. Since last night we have been sleeping outside.” they said.
Some residents have told the BBC that they have been evicted from their apartments, others say that they have been put into forced quarantine without knowing the results of their tests.
Reports shown on the videos claim the landlords locked them outside the premises where there is cold and have since been rendered homeless on the streets of China.
On Tuesday, Chinese officials denied online rumours that the virus was spreading in African communities and that parts of the city where Africans reside were under lockdown.
Despite the many challenges confronting the health sector in Uganda, The government of Uganda has not yet issue any statement concerning these people. It is alleged that other African countries have evacuated their nationals from China.