Chinatowns in New York, LA, Boston and San Francisco appear abandoned after the outbreak of the corona virus
Chinatowns around some of the country’s major cities have been abandoned abandoned amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
Images of areas popular with Chinese demographics and tourists show empty streets and businesses in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, since the number of confirmed cases in the United States reached 53.
The White House has asked Congress for $ 2.5 billion to respond to the disease called COVID-19, which has killed more than 2,600 people on mainland China. 80 percent.
Scenes of the streets and business in Chinatown, located in downtown Los Angeles. As the day came to an end, the streets, tourist spots and local businesses seemed quieter than normal last Monday
Coronavirus fear in SF Chinatown A young man wears a face mask in Chinatown on Saturday, February 15 in San Francisco
Manhattan, Chinatown at Mott Street, Canal Street and Mulberry Street is less crowded than usual
An empty market in Chinatown in Boston the evening after the mayor and city officials urged residents to remove their concerns about the COVID-19 Coronavirus. To date, there has been a confirmed case of the disease in a man who returned to Boston from Wuhan, China
“So many Chinatowns in North America and elsewhere have been dragged into this whirlpool, even though they have nothing to do with thousands of miles away right now,” Wellington Z. Chen told DailyMail.com.
Chen started Chinatown Partnership in 2006 to bring residents, entrepreneurs and communities together to rebuild Chinatown after 9/11.
Chen said the decline “depends on the type of business and their niche market” when looking at the affected businesses.
“There are specialties that deliver, such as florists and food, that do not fall into the above categories,” Chen told DailyMail.com.
“There has also been a slight increase since the first dive, but not back to pre-Covid level.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently visited the oldest restaurant in Chinatown, New York City, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, where manager Vincent Tang said the restaurant would usually be full at lunchtime, but things had dropped by 40 percent.
The locals hope that the hasstag #supportchinatown will stimulate more foot traffic.
Manhattan, Chinatown is shown at night by Mott St, Canal Street and Mulberry Street
A woman walks past a Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, New York’s Chinatown, last week
The crowd was not in Manhattan last week, despite attempts to assure people it was safe
Chinatown Partnership founder told DailyMail.com: “So many Chinatowns in North America and elsewhere have been dragged into this whirlpool, even though they have nothing to do with thousands of miles away”
“There are specialties that deliver, such as florists and food, that are unaffected,” the founder of Chinatown told DailyMail.com
The NYC-based Chinese partnership said the decline “depends on the type of company and their niche market” if we look at the affected companies
Chinese Partnership said: “There has also been a slight increase since the first jump but not back to pre-Covid level”
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently visited the oldest restaurant in Chinatown in New York City to help
Mayor Marty Walsh encourages people in Boston to show that they are visiting Chinatown by sharing images on social media under the hashtag #lovebostonchinatown. The launch of his campaign – which includes a bingo card for small businesses – coincided with Chinese New Year.
“Chinatown is one of the many vibrant neighborhoods in Boston, and I encourage all of our residents and visitors to support the small businesses that make us a diverse, world-class city,” said Mayor Walsh. “Our small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and you can help Chinatown businesses celebrate the Lunar New Year.”
It is difficult to avoid the main street area. It is close to South Station, which serves as an important train and bus hub for Boston, as well as the Tufts Medical Center.
Business was not hit as hard last week as other cities.
Mayor Marty Walsh encourages people in Boston to share images under #lovebostonchinatown
“Chinatown is one of Boston’s many vibrant neighborhoods, and I encourage all of our residents and visitors to support the small businesses that make us a diverse, world-class city,” said Mayor Walsh (right).
Pedestrians pass under the Chinese gate at the entrance to Boston’s Chinatown the evening after the mayor stepped out
Empty tables dominate one restaurant in Chinatown in Boston, the evening after mayor and city officials urged residents to remove their concerns about the COVID-19 Coronavirus
Patrons wait on tables at Gourmet Dumplin House in Boston’s Chinatown, the evening after city officials urged residents to take away their worries
It may be a good time to visit Chinatowns in the US in a panic. A Chinese restaurant in Boston was pictured last week
A child looks out the window while his family waits for a table in a restaurant in Chinatown, Boston. The area still had business, but not as much as usual
A restaurant manager in San Francisco said that sales had fallen by 50 percent.
Reza Sefida, owner of Camera Zone in Chinatown, San Francisco, said that companies are falling by half due to the hysteria of the corona virus. He said he had never experienced such a delay.
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce was unable to give a specific figure when asked how business had been affected in recent weeks, but confirmed the unfortunate decline in popularity.
“Dim sum lines on a Saturday and Sunday morning would be around the corner with waiting times of one or two hours,” Public Policy Director Jay Cheng told DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
“But over the past two weekends I have noticed that the turnout and seats are just not there,” he added. “It’s hard to see.”
The city of California has popular Chinese areas in the Richmond District, as well as three in the Sunset District and one in Visitacion Valley.
When asked about the lack of people on the street in the usually thriving area, Cheng said “foot traffic is less” and they are “seriously concerned” about the impact.
The Chamber of Commerce said its goal is to “reverse the trend of disinformation.” Part of this is a marketing campaign.
“We’re trying to support businesses and let people know that paranoia is not needed,” Cheng continued to DailyMail.com.
Cheng himself thinks that people who avoid Chinatown are actually a good time to go.
He suggests that concerned entrepreneurs contact their local government, which he says has “been extremely proactive in their action to restore confidence.”
Coronavirus fear in Chinatown in San Francisco: Kanokwan Chaiwong, right, wears a mask on Saturday, February 15
Coronavirus fear in Dragon Gate of SF Chinatown Chinatown at Grant Ave. and Bush St. on Saturday, February 15
Coronavirus fear in the activities of SF Chinatown Chinatown shows a delay due to fear on Saturday 15 February
A woman passes out flyers in front of a restaurant on Saturday, February 15 in San Francisco, California
A young man wears a mask at Dragon Gate of Chinatown in Grant Ave. and Bush St. on Saturday, February 15, San Francisco
A woman is wearing a face mask because of her fears of the corona virus on Saturday, February 15 in San Francisco
A restaurant in San Francisco seems empty on Saturday, February 15. But the Chamber of Commerce says it’s a good time to go
This restaurant manager said the company fell by half due to fear of the coronavirus on Saturday, February 15 in San Francisco
A hand cleaning station is seen in a restaurant in San Francisco, but it didn’t seem to help
A company in Boba Tea was missing in San Francisco last week during the corona virus outbreak
Reza Sefida, right, owner of Camera Zone in SF Chinatown said that companies are up to half due to the hysteria of the corona virus. He said he had never experienced such a delay
A young man wears a face mask in Chinatown San Francisco on Saturday, February 15
Mark Romero, owner of an SF Chinatown company, says it is very slow on Saturday, February 15 in San Francisco
Mimi, the cat of Albert Chang and Jenny Feng, is in an empty shop on Saturday, February 15 in San Francisco
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, looks over items at The Wok Shop during a tour through Chinatown Monday
In San Francisco, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a walking tour through Chinatown on Monday to let the public know that the neighborhood is safe and open for business.
Pelosi talked to shop owners in the Canton Bazaar and spoke to the media after meeting business owners in Dim Sum Corner Restaurant.
Chinatown is where she organized her first event ever 30 years ago for the convention.
Pelosi said in a statement: “You must come to Chinatown. Precautions have been taken by our city. We know that there is concern about tourism around the world, but we think it is very safe to be in Chinatown and hopefully others will come.
“It’s beautiful here. The food is delicious, the shops flourish, the parade was great. Walks continue. “
Pelosi also focused on Donald Trump’s response to the outbreak.
“Americans need a coordinated, fully funded government-wide response to keep them and their loved ones safe,” she tweeted. “The President’s request for funding for coronavirus response is already too late and completely inadequate for the magnitude of this emergency.”
It was after Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Shop owner Kevin Chan said: “Business is slow. People don’t want to come, they are scared. “
At the end of the day, the streets, tourist spots, and local businesses seemed quieter than normal in Los Angeles
A woman walks through Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles last Monday
The Chinese New Year was quiet in Los Angeles, California last week
Tables seem empty at a restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles that was open for business last Monday
The statue built as a tribute to the deceased martial artist Bruce Lee, who died at the age of 32 in 1973, can be seen in an abandoned LA area
A man walked around in LA last Monday with a face mask and gloves while one store remained open for business