I read with interest the article ‘COVID-19 outbreak hurting tailoring business’ published in the Borneo Bulletin on April 3.
As an owner of a small tailoring business, I am pleased to see the issue being highlighted.
Business owners are also experiencing losses in profit due to less orders.
This is because of no more wedding ceremonies and gatherings during the upcoming festive season.
Without profit, our savings are affected and this may lead to businesses being shuttered and employees being laid off.
We have no idea when the restrictions will be lifted. However, with the government handling the situation in the right direction, we are hopeful it might be soon.
With business at an all time low, I would like to suggest to the authorities to also extend government benefits to other businesses as well and not just hospitality and tourism businesses.
Perhaps an arrangement could be made to reduce shop rental and expenditures (such as electric bills) for government endorsed buildings?