Does coronavirus quarantine violate human rights?


Published on Feb 23, 2020

In an attempt to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities advised people in Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, not to leave the city, as well as people living in other cities to remain on home quarantine to avoid the risks of further transmission. However, lots of Western media outlets have deemed China’s actions as human rights violations.

Those of you who have closely followed international affairs will probably be aware that China has long been labeled a “human rights violator.” Whether it’s about traffic surveillance cameras or much-politicized issues in China’s Xinjiang region, the Asian powerhouse has often come under criticism.

Not surprisingly, Western criticism has followed the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. #Coronavirus

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