BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 05: A Chinese man wears a protective mask as he walks during a snowfall in an empty and shuttered commercial street on February 5, 2020 in Beijing, China. China's stock markets tumbled in trading on Monday, the first day back after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as a mystery virus continues to spread in China and worldwide. The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to more than 20000 in mainland China Wednesday, days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a global public health emergency. China continued to lock down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts have confirmed can be passed from human to human. In an unprecedented move, Chinese authorities have put travel restrictions on the city which is the epicentre of the virus and neighbouring municipalities affecting tens of millions of people. The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to over 490 on Thursday, mostly in Hubei province, and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and several others. The World Health Organization has warned all governments to be on alert and screening has been stepped up at airports around the world. Some countries, including the United States, have put restrictions on Chinese travellers entering and advised their citizens against travel to China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

“We made this on the fear of the CORONA VIRUS. Anti Asian sentiment has been rising for Asian Americans across the country since the beginning of the Corona Virus.”

Local actor Michael Tow posted this video he created called, “Coughing While Asian” on Facebook with the caption: “We made this on the fear of the CORONA VIRUS. Anti Asian sentiment has been rising for Asian Americans across the country since the beginning of the Corona Virus. Kids in schools are getting bullied and anti Asian rhetoric is rising everywhere. An Asian male in Australia died of a heart attack when bystanders wouldn’t come to his aid because they falsely were afraid he had the corona virus.”

Michael Tow was interviewed by WCVB Channel 5 Boston’s Nichole Berlie about his viral video.