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Shanghai’s banned dine-in restaurants go “underground”, diners turn off lights and eat to avoid inspections — Mandarin Homepage

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Shanghai’s banned dine-in restaurants go “underground”, diners turn off lights and eat to avoid inspections — Mandarin Homepage

Recently, although the epidemic in Shanghai has eased, the authorities still prohibit dining in restaurants. In order to reduce losses, restaurant owners have come up with various ways to deal with it. It can be said that “there are policies above and countermeasures below”. So, what tricks do restaurant owners and diners use to deal with the epidemic?

The new crown epidemic prevention measures of the Shanghai authorities are emerging one after another, and the people’s response methods are constantly being renovated. In Shanghai, which has been “closed” for two months, restaurants have not been allowed to resume dine-in since the closure was lifted in early June. Recently, some netizens broke the news and uploaded several pictures showing that a table of guests gathered together for a meal. There were seven or eight dishes on the table, accompanied by rice and wine, and someone turned on the light of the mobile phone to shine on the dining table. A netizen left a message saying that halfway through the meal, the proprietress rushed up and turned off the lights, so let’s keep quiet, and the people from the Epidemic Prevention Office are below. The netizen sneered: I just have a meal, not drugs. Shanghai is really magical….

Another picture shows a number of male and female diners eating in a fast-food restaurant. The light at the scene is extremely low. Through the frosted glass, two police officers can be seen outside the window patrolling the door of the restaurant. The diners stare at the two men in police costumes outside. For fear that inspections would push the door and take all the diners away on the grounds of “violating the Epidemic Prevention Law”. Another picture shows that diners are hiding on the second floor to eat, and the restaurant on the first floor is closed.

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In order to avoid city management inspections, some restaurants closed on the first floor and opened the second floor to entertain diners to avoid inspections. (Web image)

Shanghai restaurants are prohibited from dine-in, and diners can only eat in the open air.  (Web image)
Shanghai restaurants are prohibited from dine-in, and diners can only eat in the open air. (Web image)

Mr. Yang, a resident of Huangpu District, Shanghai, told this station on Thursday (23rd) that dine-in has not yet resumed in Shanghai, and many restaurant owners are overwhelmed and have to find ways to operate to reduce losses. He told the station:

“I still don’t allow dine-in, I can only eat secretly upstairs in the restaurant. Generally, dine-in is not allowed, only takeout. Otherwise, I will be investigated and punished. My brother is the same. Yesterday (Wednesday), a friend invited him to come with him. Going to eat, they’re upstairs and it’s really sad that you can’t see inside (dining) from outside the restaurant.”

Eating sneakily like an underground party

Another netizen wrote that the restaurant cannot be without dine-in. Since the authorities allow restaurant employees to eat together, they have come up with a new strategy, requiring diners to go through the entry procedures, and then go through the resignation procedures after eating barbecue. Some netizens commented that the Shanghai restaurant owner’s approach was similar to the party during the CCP’s “big 1” meeting in Shanghai, and everyone behaved like an underground party.

Dine-in is prohibited in Shanghai, but restaurant employees can share meals. Some restaurants have come up with new strategies to deal with.  (web screenshot)
Dine-in is prohibited in Shanghai, but restaurant employees can share meals. Some restaurants have come up with new strategies to deal with. (web screenshot)

Several diners sat around a round table, afraid to turn on the lights, eating under the light of their mobile phones, as if they were having a secret party.  (Web image)
Several diners sat around a round table, afraid to turn on the lights, eating under the light of their mobile phones, as if they were having a secret party. (Web image)

Mr. Yang said that the restaurant owner risked being punished in order to survive, which sounded sad:

“Many restaurants have closed down because they can’t last for more than three months. If your house is rented, the wages of the employees will be paid, and the rent will cost tens of thousands of yuan a month. The three-month rent is quite impressive. Can’t stand it.”

Shanghai nucleic acid test twice a week, government once a community

At present, Shanghai has not completely lifted the blockade, and residents are required to undergo nucleic acid testing every two days. Mr. Yang said that if you go to any public place, you must show the “place code”, otherwise, it will be difficult to move.

Ms. Dai, a resident of Jing’an District, told this station that Shanghai residents are tested for nucleic acid twice a week, once every two or three days and once a week. she says:

“You can’t run away if you do it once a week. This is stipulated by the government, but if you usually go out and leave the community, go to the doctor, supermarket, take a bus, etc., you need a 48-hour nucleic acid certificate. Scan the “site code” “You can see nucleic acid test results, vaccinations, etc., all at once.”

According to a report on the website of the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission on Thursday (23rd), 9 new confirmed cases of local new coronary pneumonia, 9 new imported cases of new coronary pneumonia, and 3 new imported asymptomatic infections were added the previous day. .

Shenzhen will require nucleic acid certificates to enter public transportation places or leave the city from the 24th

In addition, the Shenzhen New Coronavirus Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters Office announced that starting from 0:00 on June 24, entering the city’s airports, railway stations, bus stations, passenger terminals, subway stations, taking subways, buses, taxis, Internet A 48-hour nucleic acid test negative certificate, or a nucleic acid sampling certificate on the same day, is required to book a car, enter a public confined space, etc.

Reporter: Qiao Long Editor in charge: Chen Meihua Xu Shuting Web editor: Ruizhe

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