Singaporeans based in China forced to make alternative travel, work arrangements amid coronavirus outbreak

House of Seafood's Chengdu outlet, which has been closed for an extended period along with the group's Shenyang outlet.
House of Seafood's Chengdu outlet, which has been closed for an extended period along with the group's Shenyang outlet.PHOTO: COURTESY OF FRANCIS NG

Many forced to make alternative travel, work arrangements amid coronavirus outbreak

He was supposed to be at the helm of House of Seafood's second Chinese outlet in Shenyang, but the restaurant group's executive chef Ray Tso counts himself lucky because he was asked to return to Singapore at the end of last year to help prepare for the opening of the company's third outlet here.

Speaking to The Straits Times last week, Mr Tso said he would have been stuck in Shenyang otherwise, as most of the flights out of the city in north-east China had been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2020, with the headline 'Plans disrupted for S'poreans based in China'. Print Edition | Subscribe