efe-epaBy Andrés Sánchez Braun Seoul

The vibrant streets of Itaewon, Seoul's most multi-ethnic neighborhood and one of the few sanctuaries of the South Korean LGBTQ community, sport a deserted look these days after a recent outbreak of the new coronavirus, fresh addition to the series of stigmas faced by the district and its businesses.

On a bright weekend afternoon, the Buddha's Belly restaurant is occupied by just six diners despite it being the lunch hour. EFE-EPA