Video PlayerClose CHENGDU, March 23 (Xinhua) — “Welcome, pizza night is back,” Simone Crespi said while greeting his German guest by bumping elbows. “It would be a giant hug under normal circumstances.” On March 17, Simone, one of the three owners of Italian restaurant Bucciano in the city of Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, promoted a pizza night on social media platform WeChat. The restaurant saw its first wave of customers in a long time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Marco, the manager, took each of the customers’ temperatures and sprayed alcohol on their hands. The Bucciano restaurant is owned by three Italians living in Chengdu, all of whom have other jobs besides the restaurant. One of them is a shoe designer, one a pilot and Simone works in the sports business. He used to work with Juventus F.C. back in Milan before he came to China 18 years ago. He currently consults for four soccer teams in Sichuan and Guizhou Province in southwest China. Impacted by COVID-19, the Bucciano restaurant was closed from the Spring Festival to late February. As the situation improved, the restaurant started to receive about 15 online orders per… Read full this story
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