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NYC small business chief: Chinatown hit hard because of ‘unfounded fears’ over coronavirus

February 13, 2020


Small businesses in New York’s Chinatown are losing customers over “unfounded” coronavirus fears, the city’s small business chief told CNBC on Thursday.

“Business owners are telling us revenues are down 40% in Chinatown,” said Gregg Bishop, commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services.

“Consumers should not be afraid to go to Chinatowns across cities and support small businesses,” he said on “Squawk Box.”

The United States has confirmed 14 coronavirus cases.

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