24 Jul – Although his restaurants will be facing financial risks again with the new restriction measures imposed by the Hong Kong government following the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Mat Yeung stated that he has no issues following the new rules for the safety of everybody.
As reported on Mingpao, the actor who was spotted at one of the branches of his restaurant STEW, stated that though the new measure will surely affect the business, the government's response this time was faster and more decisive.
"Earlier this year, when the cases first hit, I was really frustrated. But now there is a lot more calmness. The business has its ups and downs and things seemed to have eased back in May and June. But now the third wave has arrived," he said.
Mat also stated that the subsidy given by the government to the businesses also helped a little, as he hopes to keep some of the long-term employees.
"We will try our best to withstand," he added.
When mentioned that the Secretary of Food and Health Sophia Chan would not rule out banning dine-in if the pandemic worsens, Mat said that he was worried upon hearing it.
"But it's difficult to avoid doing it if the pandemic gets severe. I also hope that the landlords would reduce rent if such is to happen," he added.
(Photo Source: Mingpao)