'Restaurants are no longer empty': visitors slowly return to UK's Chinatowns

It has been a bleak few weeks for Chinese business owners amid the coronavirus outbreak but there are signs of a revival

Though the centre of the coronavirus outbreak is thousands of miles away, Chinatowns across the UK have been weathering their own storm and reporting a substantial downturn in trade.

The increasingly anxious Chinese diaspora initially linked the disappearing footfall to a rise in xenophobia, but it has now been dubbed a new phenomenon – “coronapsychosis” – as the majority of those avoiding Chinatowns in the UK are Chinese.

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