Chinese Businessmen Feel Unwelcome In Boracay Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
CORONAVIRUS – Chinese businessmen felt they are no longer welcomed on the Boracay island said Chinese liaison officer Peter Tay
Lots of countries are on tight guards amid the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus. The virus was first recorded in Wuhan City, China. The city with 11 million people is currently under lockdown.
Following a previous article, the Chinese government admitted “shortcomings and difficulties” in stopping the virus. They recently agreed to allow the US heath experts to enter China to help them fight nCoV.
In the Philippines, a 44-year-old Chinese man died. Health officials said he is the first known fatality outside China. On Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed they are probing 80 suspected cases of coronavirus.
Filipino people have been panic-buying face masks since the outbreak in China. Face masks have become scarce. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo called out manufacturers to produce more face masks.
Based on a report from Radyo Todo, the establishments owned by Chinese nationals in Boracay Island are closed after the coronavirus outbreak in China. The island’s Liaison officer for the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines, Peter Tay, said almost all Chinese restaurants were closed because they feel they are avoided by the tourists.
According to the report, Peter Tay said most of the Chinese businessmen left Boracay Island and went back to China. Aside from them, the Chinese nationals who worked and lived on the island for several years also feel haunted by the outbreak.
“They felt like they are no longer welcomed here in the island,” he said.
Based on the report, the Chinese liaison officer also appealed to the public not to spread fake news regarding the coronavirus in the country because it could affect Boracay’s tourism industry. The island is one of the famous tourist destinations in the world.
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