Luisa Tam
Luisa Tam

SCMP Columnist

My Hong Kong by Luisa Tam

Magic, mysterious illness, and Chinese superstition: warding off the coronavirus with a ‘little person’ curse

  • Fortune-teller uses chants and waving fingers to add extra ‘defence power’ to face masks to make them more effective
  • But the concept of evil forces causing misfortune or bad luck is deeply rooted in Chinese culture