Tourism Coronavirus fears drive tourists away from Can Tho By Trung Chanh Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020,18:52 (GMT+7) Coronavirus fears drive tourists away from Can Tho By Trung Chanh A view of the Cai Rang floating market, which is a popular tourist destination in Can Tho City. 90% of tourists have canceled their tours to the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho due to fears of the coronavirus – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH CAN THO – Up to 90% of tourists have canceled their tours to the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho due to fears of a new coronavirus, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. Speaking at a meeting on February 12, Nguyen Minh Tuan, deputy director of the Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the coronavirus outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the city’s tourism sector. “Since Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc declared the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus an epidemic in the country in early February, many tourists have canceled tours to the city,” he said. Statistics cited by Tuan from Can Tho-based travel firms indicated that in late January, when the disease had yet to be declared, some 50% of tourists… Read full this story
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