Fiona Sun

Fiona Sun

Fiona Sun joined the Hong Kong desk of the South China Morning Post in 2019. She writes on issues that matter to the city’s residents, including geographic communities, ethnic minorities or those brou

ght together by common causes and interests.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Areas of Expertise
Hong Kong society
Hotpot, barbecue, ‘super-spreader’: Coronavirus defies curbs on meeting and travel
Restaurants in Hong Kong have scrambled to drop hotpot from their menus after the better part of a family who shared the dish was infected with the coronavirus as health authorities advised against large gatherings. Hotpot is a winter staple at the Chinese dining table where people cook and eat meat and vegetables by dipping them in a shared pot of simmering broth. Several restaurant chains in the city have suspended the menu item after Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection said 11 of 19 members of an extended family who shared a hotpot and barbecue meal tested positive for the coronavirus.  Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Communicable Disease Branch of the center, said members of the p
Hotpot, barbecue, ‘super-spreader’: Coronavirus defies curbs on meeting and travel