Amid virus fears, Boston backs its Chinatown

DRUMMING UP BUSINESS: Members of Nam Pai Kung Fu Academy participate in Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood on Feb. 2. Officials in Boston are launching efforts to draw visitors back amid fears of a new Chinese virus that’s sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in Boston. / AP FILE PHOTOS / STEVEN SENNE
DRUMMING UP BUSINESS: Members of Nam Pai Kung Fu Academy participate in Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood on Feb. 2. Officials in Boston are launching efforts to draw visitors back amid fears of a new Chinese virus that’s sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in Boston. / AP FILE PHOTO / STEVEN SENNE
Boston is trying to throw some love to Chinatown amid concerns about a new Chinese virus that has sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in the city. Mayor Marty Walsh launched a social media campaign this month encouraging people to share photos of themselves supporting small businesses in the neighborhood with the hashtag…

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