Louis Koo refuses to fire restaurant staff after suspending operations, gives them paid leave instead

Good on him.

Nyi Nyi Thet | February 25, 2020, 01:03 PM

The Covid-19 outbreak has been really rough for restaurants all over.

Celebrity-owned or not.

Another celebrity who is in the restaurant game is Hong Kong superstar Louis Koo.

Koo co-owns a restaurant along Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Ming, his restaurant, serves up Cantonese cuisine:

Images from Yelp (Sharon. M and Allison L)

Images from Yelp (Sharon. M and Allison L)

Images from Yelp (Sharon. M and Allison L)

Despite the outbreak, Koo's restaurant is reportedly doing rather well.

Even so, Koo decided to suspend operations at his eatery until early March in light of the Covid-19 outbreak situation.

During these few weeks without work, Koo's staff won't have to worry too much about making ends meet though.

Koo is reportedly providing them paid leave during their time away.

He has also reportedly emphasised to management that no one should lose their jobs during these tough times.

According to 8 Days, the actor reiterated his desire not to let any staff go, and to protect their livelihoods.

“The economic situation isn’t the best right now, but we will try to help out as much as possible, and we will certainly protect our employees’ livelihoods.”

Koo has been a restaurant owner for quite a while now, having acquired Ming in 2014.

He is known for being personally involved in the running of the restaurant -- he even visits the eatery in his free time to greet customers and work with staff.

Here are other instances of Koo being a really good guy:

Image from Open Rice and Singtao