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‘She called me corona’: Melbourne bus driver racially abused by passenger

A Melbourne bus driver has been racially abused by a passenger amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The female passenger today allegedly accused the bus driver of bringing coronavirus to Australia from China.

"She called me corona, she called me China, she called me bringing the virus to Australia," the bus driver told 9News.

"It's terrible, it's disgusting."

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today slammed the racist behaviour, vowing to try and personally contact the bus driver.

"No-one deserves to be treated like that and it is simply wrong," Premier Andrews said.

"That is not a Victorian thing to do and the people involved in that should be ashamed of themselves.

"I will try and speak to that bus driver if I can get a number for him. I will give him a call tonight and I will thank him on behalf of all Victorians.

"He is doing really important work and he is putting himself in harm's way in terms of the virus and all those pressures and challenges that he is facing."

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-melbourne-bus-driver-racially-abused-by-passenger/c87d83b7-36e0-4171-8409-49dffc31c986

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