This is the moment a racist Egyptian cabbie dumps an Asian tourist in the middle of a busy motorway after a fellow taxi driver claimed the passenger probably had COVID-19 and told him to eject him from the vehicle.
In the footage, filmed in an unspecified location in Egypt, the taxi driver is seen covering his face with a hankie as an Asian passenger sits in the back.
The filming cabbie reportedly tells the disgruntled driver: “Throw him out, throw him out… he has corona (COVID-19).”
In the next scene, the Asian tourist is seen standing in the middle of a busy motorway after reportedly being dumped there by the cabbie.
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The confused tourist tries to get back in the taxi, but is stopped from doing so amid shouts of “corona, corona” in the background.
According to reports, the spread of COVID-19, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has resulted in numerous xenophobic attacks on Asian people.
Meanwhile, latest reports said there are now over 114,500 confirmed cases worldwide with over 4,000 deaths.
However, 64,000 people have made full recoveries from the virus and many experts have expressed hope that the outbreak has peaked.
Nearly 81,000 cases have been reported in China alone with the majority of deaths also occurring there.
It is unclear where the Asian tourist was from.
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