Student hit by attacker who said: 'I don't want your coronavirus in my country'

A student from Singapore studying in London says he was attacked by racists, with one saying: "I don't want your coronavirus in my country."

Jonathan Mok wrote on Facebook that he was set upon by a group of four or five men and a woman as he walked along Oxford Street in London.

Violence erupted after the group passed Mr Mok, a 23-year-old student who has been living in the capital for two years, and one made a remark about coronavirus.

As Mr Mok turned to face them, the man said: "Don't you dare look at me", before launching an attack.

Credit: Facebook/Jonathan Mok

Writing on Facebook, Mr Mok said:

The student said he was told he had suffered fractures in his face and may need surgery.