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‘You dropped your coronavirus,’ white man tells Asian woman in Burnaby (VIDEO)

The Chinese Canadian woman confronted the man, calling his comment racist
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A video shot in Burnaby,  in which a white male makes comments to an Asian woman about the coronavirus, is making the rounds on social media. Screenshot

A video shot in Burnaby,  in which a white male makes comments to an Asian woman about the coronavirus, is making the rounds on social media.

The video, shot in one of the Metrotown parking lots, has been posted to WeChat, a popular social media platform, by a woman who identifies as Chinese Canadian.

The video is posted below, and you can hear a woman confront the man for his comments.

In his response, he is heard to say: “I said 'you dropped your coronavirus.'”

Earlier in the day, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) called out certain comments directed towards Asian Canadians, as well as the spread of misinformation on social media, related to the outbreak.

The comments, said Tam, are “unacceptable and very hurtful.”

“These actions create a divide of us versus them,” she tweeted. “Canada is a country built on deep-rooted values of respect, diversity and inclusion.”

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