A man wearing a faces mask passes by the main entrance gate to Chinatown in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday. Photo: APA man wearing a faces mask passes by the main entrance gate to Chinatown in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday. Photo: AP
A man wearing a faces mask passes by the main entrance gate to Chinatown in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday. Photo: AP

In South Korea, coronavirus anxiety keeps wary shoppers at home

  • Despite government assurances that the virus will soon be ‘terminated’ locally, Chinatowns across the country have emptied out
  • Consumers are not only wary of catching the highly contagious virus, the trauma of 2015’s deadly Mers outbreak is still fresh in their minds

Topic |   Coronavirus South Korea
A man wearing a faces mask passes by the main entrance gate to Chinatown in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday. Photo: APA man wearing a faces mask passes by the main entrance gate to Chinatown in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday. Photo: AP
A man wearing a faces mask passes by the main entrance gate to Chinatown in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday. Photo: AP
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