Coronavirus: Tour bus drivers seek financial aid as tourist arrivals fall

A tour bus driver is seen wearing a mask as he picks up tourists outside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum in Chinatown on Feb 4, 2020.
A tour bus driver is seen wearing a mask as he picks up tourists outside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum in Chinatown on Feb 4, 2020.ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

SINGAPORE - Tour bus operators hit by the coronavirus crisis are petitioning for financial assistance.

Mr Vejayan Santhirasegaran said he is one of "hundreds of excursion bus owners" not included in any aid package to deal with the fallout from the virus, which is expected to reduce tourist arrivals by 30 per cent.

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