A Vietnamese restaurant is selling coronavirus-shaped burgers to it’s customers as the pandemic worsens.
At the time of writing, there are currently 148 cases of the killer virus in Vietnam. But have been no reported deaths.
One Hanoi chef has created a dish designed to boost morale in the capital city.
The green and spiky ‘coronavirus’ burgers were the brain child of Chef Hoang Tung and his team at Pizza Home in downtown Hanoi.
Despite many closures, food outlets are allowed to remain open.
They now spend hours moulding green-tea stained burger buns which have little crown-like protuberances to mimic the shape of COVID-19.
Hoang said: ““We have this joke that if you are scared of something, you should eat it.
“That’s why the coronavirus isn’t scary any more after you eat a burger in the shape of the virus itself.
“That way of thinking spreads joy to others during this pandemic.”
The shop has sold on average 50 of the burgers everyday, despite many businesses being forced to close due to the outbreak.
Inside the lighthearted dish is cheese, lettuce, tomato and a patty.
In February, Vietnam had just 16 cases, but a surge of overseas visitors and returning citizens caused this figure to rise.
The authorities in Southern Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, have ordered all non-essential businesses to close.
The situation mirrors the UK in that some food outlets are allowed to remain open.
Dang Dinh Quy, 66, a Hanoi resident, spoke to the South China Morning Post when taking his grandson to buy a coronavirus burger.
He said: “This coronavirus is very dangerous. But if we eat a burger in its shape, in our minds its like we are already victorious.
“If you want to beat it, you’ve got to eat it first.”
Would we be happy to eat a coronavirus-shaped burger?
Maybe… but, only from the safety of our homes.
Remember to always wash your hands when entering the house and before handling food.
If you order a takeaway, dispose of the packaging outside of the door and decant the food into a clean container.
Maintain social distance if venturing outside, and only do so if essential.
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