Singapore companies running malls and stores in China affected by coronavirus outbreak

Volunteers in protective suits disinfect a railway station as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Changsha, Hunan province, China, on Feb 4, 2020.
Volunteers in protective suits disinfect a railway station as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Changsha, Hunan province, China, on Feb 4, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

Uncertainty over when business operations in China will resume normalcy is continuing to dog some Singapore-listed companies, including Zhongmin Baihui Retail Group, which manages an outlet mall in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, about 350km from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

The outlet mall, which closed on Jan 26, was supposed to have re-opened on Sunday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore companies running malls and stores in China affected'. Print Edition | Subscribe