South Korean woman, 27, who has worked in Australia for a year is brutally bashed by racist thugs who demanded to know if she’d self-isolated for two weeks because of coronavirus
- Sinar Jeong, 27, was brutally bashed after being accused of having coronavirus
- She has been in Australia for a year from South Korea on a working holiday visa
- Ms Jeong said she is afraid to go outside after the horrifying assault on her
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
A South Korean national has been viciously attacked by a group of six people after they demanded how long she had been in the country.
Sinar Jeong, 27, was left with scratches above her eyes and on her cheek following the attack after 10.45pm on Friday.
Ms Jeong has been living in Australia on a working holiday visa for a year and was visiting Bundaberg when a group of youths accused her of bringing coronavirus to Australia, according to News Mail.
‘We realised they were being abusive about coronavirus,’ she said.
Sinar Jeong, 27, was left with scratches above her eyes and on her cheek following the attack after 10.45pm on Friday
‘They started asking the question “how long have you been in Bundaberg? Did you self-isolate for 14 days”?’
Ms Jeong said she tried to ignore the verbal spray.
However then one of the youths grabbed Ms Jeong’s hair and shoved her to the ground.
She said she quickly tried to get up but was pushed down again.
Ms Jeong, who said she was extremely frightened, then threatened to call the police.
This only aggravated the teenagers more and they began to swear at her and her friend.
She tried to defend herself – but then the group began to beat her with their fists.
Ms Jeong has been living in Australia on a working holiday visa for a year and was visiting Bundaberg when a group of youths accused her of bringing coronavirus to Australia
Ms Jeong desperately tried to call Triple Zero as her hair was pulled and she was kicked in the face.
‘She said “go back to your country” and she kicked me more than ten times,’ she said about one of the attackers.
Passersby then saved the pair – but they were also verbally assaulted before the group left the scene.
Police and paramedics arrived and treated Ms Jeong and her friend.
Ms Jeong said she is suffering severe pain – but is now terrified to go outside.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the attack is still under investigation.