Written by: Li Enci
2020-03-20 22:00Last updated: 2020-03-20 22:00
The epidemic of a new type of coronavirus pneumonia commonly known as "Wuhan pneumonia" has continued, with a total of 257 cases in Hong Kong. Of these, six patients' whereabouts involved Lan Kwai Fong. In the past Happy Friday night, Lan Kwai Fong was always very busy, but today (20th), the atmosphere was extremely deserted, there were few diners in the evening market, and 7 restaurants were closed.
Some restaurant owners bluntly said, "I feel bad." I haven't encountered such a bad situation for more than ten years. The recent business has fallen by 80% than usual.
However, Indian diners Vishwas said he was not too worried about getting sick in Hong Kong. He emphasized that there were confirmed cases everywhere, so he didn't feel that Lan Kwai Fong was particularly dangerous, as long as he was good at epidemic prevention.
On Happy Friday, where the epidemic struck, seven restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong were closed, and the flow of people was significantly less than usual. At 7 pm, the restaurant staff wearing masks enthusiastically touts on the street, most of the restaurants are still Monaco.
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One of the restaurant staff said that the business has never been so bad. Even after the outbreak, the restaurant was full at 7 o'clock on weekends, and it was still empty tonight near 8 o'clock. She also said that the government did not send staff to clean it, but employees were very worried about the epidemic, so every corner of the restaurant was cleaned with hot water and disinfectant daily. She revealed that she used to work full-time in the restaurant, starting this week with only a part-time job, and going to work on the weekend, frankly worrying that the epidemic would continue to make her lose her job.
The owner of another restaurant bluntly said, "I'm in a bad mood." I haven't experienced such a bad situation for more than ten years, and the bars nearby have also closed. He said that the difference in business was not overnight. The recent business has fallen by 80% than usual. "One to eight or nine, the streets are like curfew. Will there be business?" He also said that he was not optimistic about the epidemic situation, and considered business The impact can be counted for years, and sighs "must endure it."
The flow of people at Lan Kwai Fong is significantly less than usual. (Photo by Gao Zhongming)
Bar staff still don't wear masks
On the other side, there are bars that are still singing and dancing, and live music performances begin in the evening. The performers, staff and guests in the bar also did not wear masks. Some diners said that they learned that some patients had been to Lan Kwai Fong, but today Lan Kwai Fong has fewer people and is more at ease, thinking that the virus will not stay in the restaurant for long.
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Vishwas, an Indian diner from another restaurant, said that Hong Kong is safe and hygienic, so he is not too worried about the disease. "It will happen, and I don't want to worry about panic." He emphasized that there are confirmed cases everywhere in Hong Kong, so not I feel that Lan Kwai Fong is particularly dangerous, as long as the epidemic prevention is done. He went on to say that the market conditions in Hong Kong are poor, and Hong Kong people cannot travel. They cannot even imagine that drinking should stop, and they do not want to put too much pressure on them due to the epidemic.
Ms. Yi, who is engaged in the beauty industry, said that she has recently "no job" and has been staying at home for many days, so she went to Lan Guifang to eat today. She said that she felt that the epidemic situation had recently dropped and said she did not know that any patients had ever been to Lan Kwai Fong, but she was not particularly worried about it and believed that protection measures would prevent the epidemic.
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