Restaurants visited by Covid-19 positive patient becomes restaurant guide for authentic Japanese food in Shanghai

A list of eateries patronised by a Covid-19 patient in Shanghai has become a restaurant guide for authentic Japanese food. ― Reuters pic

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A list of eateries patronised by a Covid-19 patient in Shanghai has become a restaurant guide for authentic Japanese food. ― Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 ― Contact tracing has become the norm following the Covid-19 pandemic.

A message shared on social media alerting people to avoid certain places patronised by a Covid-19 positive patient however did not achieve its intended purpose.

Instead of avoiding the eateries, it has now become a point of reference for eateries said to offer the best authentic Japanese food.

The message was first shared on Twitter by user Hayami.


Hayami had tweeted that after a Japanese man was confirmed to be a Covid-19 positive patient, his movements became a map of authentic Japanese food in Changning, Shanghai.

In a screenshot of the message shared with Hayami’s tweet, the patient is

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“I think where we’re at right now is a little bit of anxiety and a little bit of concern, as we do see some of these COVID-19 numbers increase,” said Kelsey Erickson Streufert with the Texas Restaurant Association.

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