PREMIUMCoronavirus scare triggers stigma against students, Chinese Indonesians

first_imgForgot Password ? Facebook coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-in-Indonesia Wuhan-coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-stigma Chinese-Indonesians Log in with your social account Indonesian students returning from China and Chinese Indonesians have had to suffer the effects of misinformation about the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has caused a public stigma against the two groups.Adam Amrismafasyah, a 19-year-old student at Jiangsu Normal University thought he would be able to rest easy once he arrived in his hometown in Muaraenim regency, South Sumatra, on Saturday. However, he was met with with suspicion and outright paranoia from locals who were not convinced that he was free of the deadly virus.“Some of my neighbors have steered clear of me. Others have asked me upfront whether I had been thoroughly examined and whether I was completely free of the coronavirus,” Adam told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Tuesday.He said the situation grew even more uncomfortable after health officials visited his home. The officials were fu… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Linkedinlast_img

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