According to Taipei Times, Sales of tours to China have dropped by more than half since the end of last month, amid fears over the spread of the H7N9 avian influenza virus there. It reported that at least 50 percent of travelers who had planned to visit China have canceled their bookings.

The Central Epidemic Command Center recently issued a Level-2 travel advisory for five Chinese provinces and two metropolitan areas including provinces of Jiangsu, Henan, Zhejiang, Anhui and Shandong, or the cities of Shanghai and Beijing.

Though Chinese people stopped buying chickens nor ducks meat in the market. local residents in Shangai and Beijing are remaining calm. Life is proceeding at its normal pace. Hardly anyone in the over-packed subway trains is seen wearing a face mask, even though these are commonly worn in China as protection against flu infections.