Ascott houses healthcare staff in Singapore, China, France amid coronavirus pandemic, Companies & Markets

Ascott houses healthcare staff in Singapore, China, France amid coronavirus pandemic, Companies & Markets

Mon, Apr 20, 2020 - 9:32 AM CAPITALAND'S wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott, is providing accommodation for healthcare workers, retu

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Mon, Apr 20, 2020 – 9:32 AM

CAPITALAND’S wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott, is providing accommodation for healthcare workers, returning nationals, guests affected by border closures or city lockdowns, migrant workers and others around the world who have been stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ascott on Monday said it offered lodging at its properties to Singapore’s returning locals when travel restrictions were introduced.

With support from CapitaLand’s philanthropic arm CapitaLand Hope Foundation, Ascott also provided free accommodation for the care staff of Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. Some staff members from the nursing home, which has a cluster of Covid-19 cases, were evicted by their landlords out of fear that they may carry the virus.

Sandar Swe, senior staff nurse at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, said: “We were at a loss when our landlords expressed their concerns, leaving us to find alternative accommodation overnight. We appreciate our management and CapitaLand in assisting and providing us a safe haven within such short notice.”

Meanwhile in China, Ascott has offered 630 complimentary nights for healthcare workers there, “in…



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