Coronavirus-related discrimination in New York City is on the rise, particularly against Asian-Americans, prompting the city to establish a new response team to handle the complaints.

The city’s Commission on Human Rights said since Feb. 1 it has received 248 complaints of discrimination spurred by fears over Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The majority of complaints were made in March and April, and about 42% have been specifically anti-Asian.

Read More