How Covid-19 is affecting the local economy

There is a highly popular Chinese eatery here that is always so crowded that I’ve actually never been there.

Yesterday, I walked by twice to see the place almost empty.

It normally seems to get frequented a lot by local foreign students as well as locals.

I don’t know if they do deliveries or are part of Deliveroo etc and can’t tell whether might be an increase in deliveries.

I also walked by a Chinese buffet restaurant. It was closed. That could have been a coincidence.

Who is taking some action with regard to how some businesses will be affected? Does their insurance cover this kind of thing? I doubt it (force majeure, acts of nature), but I hope I am wrong.

2 thoughts on “How Covid-19 is affecting the local economy

  1. On https://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/ someone reported a drop of 70% in revenue for a noodle takeaway.

    “Multiple Chinese restaurants report lower sales.”

    Thankfully, most people on that forum responded in a level-headed manner and said things like “Definitely think we’ll have a Chinese takeaway tomorrow and help ours out a bit.” Good.

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    • Today, England too decided to declare Covid-19 a notifiable disease. In some cases, this may mean that busines losses related to it are covered by insurance. This would be really helpful.

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