Extra chopsticks to avoid SARS


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  • Wednesday, 09 Apr 2003

GIVEN the transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) worldwide, the Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletics Association has abandoned the traditional practice where people dining together served themselves using their own chopsticks, China Press reported. 

Instead, it started the new practice of providing separate pairs of chopsticks for diners to pick up food from the dishes on the table during a dinner held in conjunction with the swearing-in of its new committee members on Sunday. 

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