MEDIA RELEASE: 20 Feb 2020
John Alexander says Eastwood is one of THE premier cultural and dining destinations in all of Sydney. He took advantage of that situation for lunch on the last two Fridays, enjoying the hospitality of local Eastwood businesses, including The Taste of Chongqing Restaurant and Tan Viet Noodle House in Rowe St.
Mr Alexander was also joined in Eastwood by State Member for Ryde Victor Dominello MP.
Mr Alexander said: “Due to fears regarding the Coronavirus, business has declined in Eastwood in recent times. The Government have put in place extensive risk mitigation measures at our borders, and within Australia.
NSW Health have said: “Eastwood, where almost 40 per cent of residents identify as having Chinese ancestry, has been one of the suburbs targeted in social media posts falsely warning people they should avoid because of coronavirus. NSW Health has rejected these posts as fake.”
Mr Alexander said: “Eastwood is still open for business, Victor and I support Eastwood, and we encourage others to do so as well.
Mr Dominello said: “Eastwood has always been a dynamic part of our community. We’re encouraging everybody to get out and shop locally, and I look forward to Eastwood getting its vibrancy back”
People are encouraged to use #eastwoodeats on social media when they dine at Eastwood.
The latest info re Coronavirus can be found here: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov