Coronavirus: Party on with a mask

The number of partygoers has dipped slightly, but nightspots are mostly still going ahead with gigs

It was a sizeable crowd at Marquee Singapore in Marina Bay Sands last week when DJ Illenium played his set.
It was a sizeable crowd at Marquee Singapore in Marina Bay Sands last week when DJ Illenium played his set. PHOTOS: MARQUEE SINGAPORE/ FACEBOOK, COLOSSAL PHOTOS
Some partygoers turned up with masks at Zouk last weekend.
Some partygoers turned up with masks at Zouk last weekend.PHOTOS: MARQUEE SINGAPORE/ FACEBOOK, COLOSSAL PHOTOS

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on the hospitality, tourism, retail and food and beverage sectors, some nightclubs - whose lifeblood depends on the number of partygoers - are also seeing a dent in their business.

Zouk in Clarke Quay, for instance, tells The Straits Times it has seen a 25 to 30 per cent dip in attendance in recent weeks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2020, with the headline 'Party on with a mask'. Subscribe