Hongkongers are still buying poultry for the Dragon Boat Festival despite a bird flu scare. A 60-year-old woman visiting the H5N1-infected Po On Road Market in Sham Shui Po said she was not worried the virus had been found in samples taken from birds there last week. 'I don't think there's any problem,' said the woman, who gave her name as Ms Chan. 'I'll continue to buy chickens here.' She bought no poultry yesterday but said she was likely to revisit the market for birds. Health authorities yesterday ordered the culling of all chickens at the Po On Road Market. Despite that, it was business as usual at a Quarry Bay wet market yesterday afternoon as poultry buyers paid little heed to the scare. A vendor at the Wong Han Kee stall said she was too busy to worry about bird flu as she had sold so many chickens. Chicken consumption usually rises during feast holidays like the Dragon Boat Festival. The Quarry Bay vendor said her birds had come from the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market - where the H5N1-infected poultry also came from. In barely 10 minutes, five people had bought freshly slaughtered birds from her stall. One customer said he would enjoy his dinner without fear. 'The chicken is [bought] to celebrate the festival with family members,' said the man, in his sixties. 'I believe [the Po On Road Market infection] is just a minor case affecting a few birds. It's fine if you cook the chicken thoroughly.' But some were less confident. Chow Muk-lan, 30, who lives near the Po On Road Market, decided not to take the risk after she saw reporters at the market. 'I saw people photographing [poultry stalls] so I stopped short of buying chicken.' A few people who bought chickens in the morning returned to the market in the afternoon, hoping to get refunds. 'My neighbours and I bought a lot of chickens for the festival, but now we don't know what to do with them,' one man said. So Kei, one of the three Po On Road Market poultry stalls found to be infected with H5N1, bought about 200 chickens from the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market yesterday morning. A So Kei employee said only a few of the 200 birds had been sold before health inspectors arrived at noon to close the stall.