Coronavirus: Cabbies, private-hire drivers report steep drop in earnings last week

Industry players said there is an oversupply of vehicles, resulting in drivers finding it harder to maintain earnings. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - The coronavirus outbreak is beginning to affect the taxi and private-hire industry, which is already facing tough times because of a worsening oversupply situation.

Mr Ang Hin Kee, adviser to both the National Taxi Association and National Private Hire Vehicles Association, said cabbies had reported a drop in earnings of more than 25 per cent in the past one week alone, while private-hire drivers had seen a drop of more than 30 per cent.

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