Low-income family of seven reeling from coronavirus outbreak and economic slowdown

A queue at NTUC Fairprice Toa Payoh HDB Hub amid the coronavirus outbreak, on Feb 7, 2020.
A queue at NTUC Fairprice Toa Payoh HDB Hub amid the coronavirus outbreak, on Feb 7, 2020.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Madam Sufiyyah Ithnin's family of seven is reeling from the coronavirus outbreak and economic slowdown.

Her husband, 49, earns about $100 a day helping people to move their furniture, or about $500 a week. In the past few weeks since the coronavirus disease known as Covid-19 surfaced here, the daily-rated worker has seen his income fall by almost half.

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