24 Hotels in Riau Islands Closed Because of Covid-19, Most in Batam, Employees Layed Off
Hotel businessmen in Riau Islands have been hit by Corona virus or Covid-19. 24 hotels were temporarily closed in Riau Islands, mostly were in Batam.
They were unable to hold on and chose to temporarily close the hotel even though some continued to operate.
Data from Kepri Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) said that 24 hotels were temporarily closed.
They laid off employees because they could no longer pay salaries.
This condition is exacerbated by Malaysia and Singapore lockdowns which also tighten outbound traffic.
In fact, during this visit guests from Malaysia and Singapore have become the veins of income for the hotel business.
"Those who are still operating do Unpaid leave to save electricity, electricity, gas, water, fuel, until debt rescheduling and for hotel restaurant services, some of them make catering box delivery," he explained to TribunBatam. (TribunBatam.id)
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