Freelancers struggling as gigs dry up on coronavirus fears

MPs aware of issues faced by self-employed and are pushing for new ways to help them

MPs have noted the plight of self-employed people and others affected by the outbreak.
MPs have noted the plight of self-employed people and others affected by the outbreak.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Freelance master of ceremonies Laurence Wong has had almost all his local gigs for the next few months cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Wong, 48, is just one of many self-employed people impacted by the outbreak, especially after Singapore raised its alert level on Feb 7.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 01, 2020, with the headline 'Freelancers struggling as gigs dry up on virus fears'. Subscribe