Ex-Spurs star Dembele reveals Chinese are still ‘very afraid’ of coronavirus

first_img3EX-TOTTENHAM star Mousa Dembele has lifted the lid on his scary new life in China amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgium international ended his seven-year Spurs career last summer to join Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Former Tottenham star Mousa Dembele has lifted the lid on life in ChinaCredit: PA:Press Association3 The Belgium midfielder ended his seven-year Spurs career last summer to join Guangzhou R&FCredit: Guangzhou R&FThe Covid-19 virus originated in the Chinese city Wuhan.And even though Dembele’s new home is 600 miles to the south, lockdown measures and local people’s attitudes have left him stunned.The 30-year-old midfielder said: “We’re no longer in quarantine, but there are still a lot of measures in force.”Everybody has to wear a facemask when they go out.”Or if you go into a shop, you first have to have your temperature taken.”There has been a new wave of infections, and people from abroad are said to have brought them in.”The people here are very afraid of foreigners. When I am out in the street everybody swerves to get past me.The people here are very afraid of foreigners. When I am out in the street everybody swerves to get past me.Mousa Dembele”It is crazy to be part of something like this.”All the citizens here take the measures deadly seriously.”Everybody stays indoors, and no-one goes out for a stroll or to play sport.”Besides, in China they have a system of infra-red cameras to see if anyone is flouting the rules.”I feel that back in Belgium they are more relaxed about the situation.”I haven’t noticed a great deal of panic in China.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticGive now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal”You feel that they’ve been through something similar before.”Dembele made 250 Spurs appearances, scoring 10 goals, following a two-year spell with Fulham.His Belgium teammate Marouane Fellaini, who followed him in swapping the Premier League for China, was discharged from hospital this week after contracting the virus.Fellaini says he’s ‘getting stronger every day’ as he works out in hospital after testing positive for coronaviruslast_img

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