Business declines for Korean and Chinese restaurants in wake of coronavirus

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Restaurants in LA’s Koreatown and San Gabriel Valley are seeing declines in customers since the outbreak of COVID-19. Eater reports that the Chinese restaurants they’ve spoken to report 30-70% drops in business. As for Koreatown, a single rumor spread like wildfire online that targeted five Korean restaurants for having been exposed to someone with COVID-19.