Bar in Scandinavia Changes Name to Covid-19

Covid-19 Bar
The Covid-19 Bar in Oulu Credit: Twitter

IN a similar vein to a bar in Belize which changed its name to The Exocet during the Falklands invasion, a bar in the Finnish city centre of Oulu has changed its name to Covid-19.

Due to a change in its legal status, the bar which was formerly known as the Eight Eight Bar was required to drop that and find a new title.

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Owner Phithat Narongphan told local newspaper Kaleva that he had decided on the name as a tribute to those who died in the pandemic and in recognition of the fact that it would be around for some time.

There has been quite a buzz on social media with mainly negative feedback although some have understood his intentions.

One Twitter user described it as “either the smartest or the stupidest business decision ever”.


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