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Coronavirus shutters 85% of restaurants in San Francisco's business, cultural hubs
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The vast majority of bars and restaurants in San Franciso's business and cultural hubs have closed as the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted California to impose another lockdown this month.
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Mastercard usage data shared with the city's Chamber of Commerce revealed that around 85% — or 293 of 344 — businesses around the Financial and South of Market Districts aren't operating.
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The figure cited businesses in "FiDi" and "SoMa" that were both permanently or temporarily closed through the end of November — though Mastercard noted some may have appeared closed ahead of Thanksgiving, according to a Wednesday report in SF Gate.
Although restaurants have struggled to find new ways to run in the city's downtown, following stringent COVID-19 health restrictions, workers aren't going into their offices anymore.