He got the virus while he was in quarantine with covid. With this, the warnings of virologist Wu Zunyou of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) have become controversial. Wu Junyu warned against touching the skin of foreigners, including those who have recently (within the last three weeks) arrived from abroad. He suggested that these precautions should be taken to prevent the spread of monkeypox. The South China Morning Post newspaper from Hong Kong revealed that he said that he should not make skin to skin contact with new people and should use tissues while using toilets in places like hotels.
China’s own citizens are strongly opposed to the statement made by the CDC expert. His comments are racist and discriminatory, many people are angry on the social media platform. Chinese people are expressing their anger that foreigners should not remain silent when they face discrimination. Another netizen refuted his statement saying that he cannot avoid skin contact with others while traveling in buses.
“How racist is this about someone like me who has lived in China for almost 10 years? We haven’t seen our families for 3-4 years due to the closure of borders,” a person posted on Wibo. Another person fumed that Wu’s comments were outrageous. “Many foreign friends are still working in China. “In the early days of the Corona Pandemic, some foreign friends stood by the Chinese. They used social platforms to tell everyone that ‘Chinese people are not viruses’,” she said.
Is he (wu) referring to sexual intercourse? Does Skin to Skin mean? I think so. But it is inevitable to shake hands when meeting foreign guests… It is also difficult to avoid touching others in the bus,” he said.