Fact-checked by: Maldita.es

2020/06/24 | Spain, China

FALSE: Posters and messages are circulating stating that in the last week “the Chinese community in Usera (Madrid) closed its stores again on the advice of its embassy after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing.”

Explanation: There is no evidence for this claim: the Chinese Embassy says that "they have never recommended nor do they recommend the closure of shops to the Chinese population in Spain". In addition, several shops in the area tell Maldita.es that they have not received any recommendation from the Chinese Embassy, that the shops are not closing and that a large part of the Chinese shops in the neighborhood are open, the latter verified by Maldita in person.

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