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Matthew Moore, 37, and Huang Quan Xiang, 32, had just landed in the UK after flying back from China


A Chinese restaurant refused to serve a British man and his Chinese wife over coronavirus fears as they had just landed in the UK. 


Matthew Moore, 37, and Huang Quan Xiang, 32, went for dinner last week less than 48 hours after arriving in the UK from the city of Chengdu, where they live and work. 


Within minutes of arriving, and telling the restaurant owner they had just flown in, the couple say he walked over and rudely asked them to leave the premises. His reason, according to Matthew and Xiang, was that they were dangerous because they hadnt self-isolated for 14 days after arriving in Britain. 


Matthew, who works as a teacher, said: The owner was really impolite in the way he walked over and just told us to go away. He just said out loud, I hope youve had two weeks of quarantine, or youre not allowed to sit in here. 


Matthew and Quan Xiang, 32, said they self-isolated for a month in China before heading to the UK


There were other customers there and he spoke really loudly so that everyone could hear, it was really embarrassing. 


The 37-year-old explained he and his wife, who he met after moving to China five years ago, self-isolated in China for a month before flying over. 


He added that they underwent numerous checks at the airport in China before leaving and more again after arriving at Heathrow. 


Matthew said: We told him about the checks and that we had already been quarantined for a month but he still wanted us to leave. 


The owner of the restaurant, Jacky, claims he was told what to do by a 111 phone operator, who he rung after the couple arrived at his Beijing Restaurant in Leyland, Lancashire. 


He said: I told them they had to self-quarantine for 14 days coming from China. Thats what 111 told me and thats how I understand it. 


There were other guests in the restaurant and they were getting quite concerned. I was nice about it, but I had to say I couldnt serve them. 


Its hard to turn down business. But we have a duty to protect our guests and our staff and I couldnt put anyone at risk. 


Despite Jackys claim, there is no government suggestion that people from Chengdu, which is 700 miles from the source of the virus in Wuhan, need to self-isolate. 


Matthew bought Xiang, an office manager, to the UK for the first time so he could show her where he grew up but said the restaurant incident has ruined the trip. 


He added: She feels she has been shamed in public and since it happens she hasnt wanted to go out. 


The worst thing you can do in China is to shame someone in front of other people. Thats the lowest of the low. No one would ever do that to you in China. 


Matthew and Xiang are staying in Leyland with his parents, both of whom were with them when they were refused a meal at Beijing Restaurant. 


Xiang said: I felt very sorry for my family, they felt angry. It was a bit unpleasant.


Source: https://metro.co.uk

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UK restaurant refuses to serve British teacher and Chinese wife

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Matthew Moore, 37, and Huang Quan Xiang, 32, had just landed in the UK after flying back from China


A Chinese restaurant refused to serve a British man and his Chinese wife over coronavirus fears as they had just landed in the UK. 


Matthew Moore, 37, and Huang Quan Xiang, 32, went for dinner last week less than 48 hours after arriving in the UK from the city of Chengdu, where they live and work. 


Within minutes of arriving, and telling the restaurant owner they had just flown in, the couple say he walked over and rudely asked them to leave the premises. His reason, according to Matthew and Xiang, was that they were dangerous because they hadnt self-isolated for 14 days after arriving in Britain. 


Matthew, who works as a teacher, said: The owner was really impolite in the way he walked over and just told us to go away. He just said out loud, I hope youve had two weeks of quarantine, or youre not allowed to sit in here. 


Matthew and Quan Xiang, 32, said they self-isolated for a month in China before heading to the UK


There were other customers there and he spoke really loudly so that everyone could hear, it was really embarrassing. 


The 37-year-old explained he and his wife, who he met after moving to China five years ago, self-isolated in China for a month before flying over. 


He added that they underwent numerous checks at the airport in China before leaving and more again after arriving at Heathrow. 


Matthew said: We told him about the checks and that we had already been quarantined for a month but he still wanted us to leave. 


The owner of the restaurant, Jacky, claims he was told what to do by a 111 phone operator, who he rung after the couple arrived at his Beijing Restaurant in Leyland, Lancashire. 


He said: I told them they had to self-quarantine for 14 days coming from China. Thats what 111 told me and thats how I understand it. 


There were other guests in the restaurant and they were getting quite concerned. I was nice about it, but I had to say I couldnt serve them. 


Its hard to turn down business. But we have a duty to protect our guests and our staff and I couldnt put anyone at risk. 


Despite Jackys claim, there is no government suggestion that people from Chengdu, which is 700 miles from the source of the virus in Wuhan, need to self-isolate. 


Matthew bought Xiang, an office manager, to the UK for the first time so he could show her where he grew up but said the restaurant incident has ruined the trip. 


He added: She feels she has been shamed in public and since it happens she hasnt wanted to go out. 


The worst thing you can do in China is to shame someone in front of other people. Thats the lowest of the low. No one would ever do that to you in China. 


Matthew and Xiang are staying in Leyland with his parents, both of whom were with them when they were refused a meal at Beijing Restaurant. 


Xiang said: I felt very sorry for my family, they felt angry. It was a bit unpleasant.


Source: https://metro.co.uk

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