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Why We Enforced Strict Measures Against Nigerians - Chinese Government



The Chinese government on Tuesday 14th April gave a clarification on why it had enforced strict measures against Nigerians and other Africans that are stranded in Guangzhou, a city in China.

Mr Zhou Pingjian, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, said that the dominance of the COVID-19 infection among Foreigners, especially Nigerians and other Africans had compelled the actions. He also explained that Blacks were found more vulnerable to the virus due to the number of persons that has tested positive to the virus.

Although he agreed with the Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama that the measures that was put in place to curb the virus which had lead to mistrust was due to misinformation.  
He said that Chinese has a zero tolerance for discrimination. And also added that Nigeria is a good friend of China and would not do anything to destroy the relationship.

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