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Oyo discounts rooms for health staff while other Asia hotels close

Travel restrictions due to coronavirus bring ice age to hospitality industry

Oyo has decided to rent its rooms for free or close to nothing to health care workers and quarantined COVID-19 patients.

BANGKOK -- As the coronavirus pandemic deals a devastating blow to hospitality companies in Asia, Indian startup Oyo Hotels & Homes is providing rooms to those fighting the disease at a deep discount while many of its rivals shut their doors.

Oyo hopes to turn the unprecedented crisis into a branding opportunity. The budget chain backed by SoftBank Group offered free or discounted accommodations to local governments for medical professionals and quarantined patients.

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