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.
Writing on Facebook, Mr Mok said:
The student said he was told he had suffered fractures in his face and may need surgery.