This lesson package is a part of our COVID-19 Educational Resource Series.

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore has presented a global health crisis that compels us as a community to band together and do our part to fight the virus as one people. 

In response to the COVID-19, we witness instances of xenophobia overseas as well as in our community – displays of xenophobia, xenophobic posts and comments. Xenophobia has always existed. How did COVID-19 trigger xenophobic responses? Why did that happen and what can we as individuals do in this time?


  • Xenophobia is in part a consequence of misunderstanding and misplaced assumptions
  • Situations like COVID-19 knows no nationality and race – we are more similar than we would like to think
  • Combat misunderstandings with facts and compassion, regardless of race, language, religion and nation
Lesson package includes:

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