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The coronavirus has brought the entire world to a standstill.

It has been spreading at an alarming rate since it was first discovered in China a few months ago, and thousands of people globally have now died from the deadly virus.

Of course, the world is in a mass panic at the moment but this is not an excuse to cause harm to others.

Keep scrolling to learn about the Asian student who was beaten up for "bringing the coronavirus into London"...

We are currently in the midst of a medical crisis.

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Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.

But what exactly is the coronavirus?

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Reuters gave a short guide to what it is exactly... "Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that get their name from what they look like under a microscope - they are spherical and their surfaces are covered with "crown"-like spikes."

So far, the symptoms have proven to be deadly.

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"Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death."

A lot of people have now died from the virus...

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It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 3,204 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 93,574 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.

Things are only getting worse...

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The virus continues to rapidly spread, and traces of the disease have already been discovered and confirmed in 8 other countries including here in America, the U.K, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

The United Nations have declared a global emergency.

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The World Health Organization declared the emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.

And everyone has been asking the same thing...

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What is it that's causing this deadly virus?

There are many theories...

But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.

Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...

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Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.

But regardless of where it comes from, the virus can be spread quickly and easily...

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And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.

Scientists have been working tirelessly in a bid to find a vaccine...

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But despite generous donations made to the cause, they have so far had no luck.

People all around the world are panicking.

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It's a dire situation.

And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.

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People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.

It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...

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And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.

Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...

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And it's showing no signs of slowing down.

As stated earlier, the coronavirus has infected numerous different countries now...

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And the United States is now one of them.

The number of cases here in America is rising...

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So far, eighty-eight people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and 2 have reportedly died.

And the disease is only expected to continue spreading...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that it expects the coronavirus to spread in the United States and has asked Americans to prepare for when the virus hits, not if, CNN reported.

Preparations are underway...

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And hospitals across the country are bracing themselves for an influx of infected patients.

And for San Francisco, conditions have been deemed as too dire...

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As they have become the first U.S. city to declare an official state of emergency... Despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus.

And the first case of the virus was officially confirmed in New York a few days ago...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed New York State’s first case of the coronavirus on Sunday, saying that a woman contracted the virus while visiting Iran, and is now back in the city isolated in her home.

The more the virus spreads...

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The more agitated and stressed people all around the world become.

Sadly, many ridiculous rumors have been spread about the pandemic...

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And one of these is that all Asian people are responsible for the spread of the virus (which they aren't, FYI).

This is nothing but racism...

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And it is rapidly becoming a problem in all parts of the world.

This has made life extremely hard for numerous Asian people around the globe...

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And Johnathan Mok is one of them.

Johnathan currently lives in London, U.K...

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He has been studying in the British capital for 2 years now, and earlier this week, he was subjected to some vile acts of racism.

Johnathan announced on Facebook earlier this week that he had been attacked and beaten up in the street...

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He urged others to be vigilant against racism and hate - even in a global city like London.

Johnathan was walking past a group of men on Oxford Street around 9:15 pm on February 24th...

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When a group of men approached him and said something about the coronavirus. "I was stunned and turned around to have a look at the man who made the statement," he wrote. "He shouted ‘Don’t you dare look at me, you **** (I could not catch the last word because of the accent). Within 3 seconds, he was in my face, together with 3-4 other young men, and a young lady."

Johnathan was then punched numerous times in the face...

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Another man tried to kick him, then said, "I don't want your coronavirus in my country," before delivering another punch across his face.

Thankfully, a few passers-by intervened and called the police...

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And even though the attackers fled before the police turned up, an investigation is underway.

Johnathan was left terrified after the brutal attack...

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And he was left with a few fractured bones in his face that may require surgery to fix.

Johnathan is certain that the attack was racially motivated...

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"Stories and videos of racially-motivated assaults always seem like they would never happen to you. After all, people might be racist and might say things, but surely, they wouldn’t dare attack you, especially on one of the busiest streets in London?" he wrote. "To those people who told me that London isn’t racist, think again."

The police have acknowledged Johnathan's concerns...

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And in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday, Metropolitan Police described the attack as "a racially aggravated assault."

It is heartbreaking that racism is emerging through this medical crisis...

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"Racism has changed its form and shape through the years and it is once again rearing its ugly head in light of the COVID-19 crisis," Johnathan said.

We sincerely hope that Johnathan's attackers are caught and punished for the disgraceful thing they did to him...

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And we hope the poor young man makes a quick recovery from this terrible ordeal. Make sure to stay tuned for further updates...