The Chinese government has promised improvement for Africans after racist virus claims.

Africans in Guangzhou say they have become targets of mass coronavirus testing and arbitrary quarantine in China.

Several Africans were molested in China recently over issues of coronavirus.

Travel documents were seized from several African, chased out of their houses, causing several of them to sleep in the streets.

Several African authorities reacted to this treatment on Africans, calling it racism.

After strong pressure from the international community and from African leaders, the Chinese government had to take measures.

On Sunday, the government vowed to improve on the treatment of Africans leaving in the Southern city of  Guangzhou.

This follows after discrimination and racism acts on Africans linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

Africans in this province say they have become targets of mass coronavirus testing and arbitrary quarantine.

The African Union did not stay mute as she expresses her extreme concerns, calling on China to take corrective measures.

The United States also described the act as “xenophobia towards Africans by Chinese authorities”.

It was a recent coronavirus case linked to the Nigerian community living in Guangzhou that sparked the alleged discrimination from the Chinese locals and virus prevention authorities.

Africans in China told AFP that they were forcefully evicted from their homes.

According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman, the Chinese government has always attached importance to the life and health of foreigners in China.

“The Chinese government has been attaching great importance to the life and health of foreign nationals in China,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a statement.

“The Guangdong (provincial) authorities attach great importance to some African countries’ concerns and are working promptly to improve their working method,” he added.

One of the measures announced by Zhoa is the provision of non-discriminatory health management services and hotels for foreigners who have to undergo medical observation.

This he said will be done at a reduced cost to them.