Georgia Restaurant Owner Sells Car to Pay Workers amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Coronavirus Outbreak Pushes Georgia Restaurateur to Sell Car to Pay Employees

A restaurant owner in Georgia parted off with her car to pay her employees as the coronavirus pandemic loomed.

Charity Salyers, an owner of Vittles Cafe in Smyrna, sold off a Ford Mustang she had bought a few months ago so that she could cater for her expenses and pay off a 30-day salary to each of her workers.

Usually, Salyers would have 10 to 12 employees doing work on a specified working day. However, the hard times caused by the virus had forced her to slash back to two staff members and herself.

Vittles Restaurant, like other eating points around the region, had been limited to serving takeaway orders only amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Friday noon, Georgia had over 17,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 650 deaths. The US had recorded more than 680,000 cases and about 34,000 fatalities.

Health officials urged people to practice social distancing, keep good hand-washing cleanliness, and stay indoors as much as possible.