A Sydney, Cape Breton eatery posted a sign in their window saying Chinese students are not welcome to dine in the restaurant due to the Coronavirus breakout in Wuhan, China.
The notice was posted on the door of Fortune Star Chinese Restaurant on Prince Street in Sydney.
Olivia Yu, a Cape Breton University student told Nova Scotia Buzz, “My friend went here three days ago and he got kicked out. They said Chinese students are not allowed to eat in and can only place an order through the phone and there has to be a delivery person to pick up.”
She added, “No student has gone to China during the break and the semester began before the virus outbreak so it’s unbelievable. With that said, the owner and all the staff are Chinese too so it’s unfortunate and truly sad.”
The Chief Medical Officer of Health in Nova Scotia, Dr. Robert Strang has previously come out to say that there is no reason for Nova Scotians to be overly concerned about Coronavirus. He said that when it comes to respiratory illness, the bigger threat to Nova Scotians is influenza.
We tried to reach Fortune Star Chinese Restaurant for comment on the notice, but as of publication they have not answered the phone.
They have since posted a very similar sign saying they have completely closed the restaurant for the next month.
We had the first sign translated and it stated that due to the illness in Wuhan, China, the restaurant wasn’t serving Chinese students. If needed they could use deliveries. They apologize for the inconvenience.