“You’ve got to eat it, to beat it”, Chef Hoang Tung – A Hanoi based Chef using this philosophy amid Global Coronavirus outbreak to boost the morale of locals and selling, Green Coronavirus-themed burgers. Tung has a different approach to spread joy among others during this pandemic. He mentioned that “We have this joke that if you are scared of something, you should eat it.” Coronavirus will not be scary anymore after you eat a burger in the shape of the virus itself.
Tung owns a pizza home takeaway restaurant in downtown Hanoi and sells 50 burgers a day despite the number of restaurants that have been forced to close because of the Coronavirus outbreak. In the initial phase of Coronavirus (Mid-February), 16 COVID-19 cases were recovered, but the increasing number of overseas visitors and returning Vietnamese citizens increased the number of cases.
Presently the number of coronavirus cases has reached 153 and no death reported by the Ministry of Health, Vietnam. City Authorities are ordered for a lockdown in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Few food outlets are still open, including Tung’s takeaway shop who is selling Green Coronavirus-Themed Burgers.
“This Coronavirus is very dangerous. But if we eat a burger in its shape, in our minds it’s like we are already victorious,” said Dang Dinh Quy – a 66-year-old resident of Honai city. We know this phase of Coronavirus outbreak is difficult for everyone, but if we are determined to conquer this tough, it shall pass. We just have to stay in our homes to keep everyone safe. Follow all the government guidelines, eat fresh, eat healthy and follow a health routine for your daily life in this lock down phase.