April 18, 2003

Chinatown hit by Sars rumours

Last night I went with Mir to a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. It was a bit quieter than usual. Perhaps this report in the Guardian is right:

"Britain's Chinese restaurants have reported a downturn in trade after customers were frightened by rumours that staffs were infected with the Sars virus. Alarm is so high that one restaurant placed an advert in a Chinese language newspaper denying that some of its staff had the virus."

There have been six suspected British cases of the virus. Well, yet another deadly virus to worry about!

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Posted by mehrdad at April 18, 2003 02:20 PM | Journal 2003 |