McDonald's Singapore announced that it will suspend all restaurant operations till May 4, 2020.
This will take effect from 11am on April 19, 2020.
The last order for delivery will be at 10.30am, while drive-thru orders will close at 8am.
McDonald’s advised by MOH, will suspend restaurant operations
"McDonald’s Singapore today announced it has been advised by the Ministry of Health that as a preventative action in the fight against COVID-19 in Singapore, it is suspending restaurant operations, including McDelivery and Drive-Thru, till May 4", it said in its press release.
This follows the cessation of takeaway services and dine-ins.
A cluster was uncovered at McDonald's on Apr. 12, involving five employees at three outlets: McDonald’s LIDO, Forum Galleria, Parklane and Geylang East Central.
On April 18, McDonald’s has closed two outlets at Changi Airport Terminal 3 and a “drive-thru” store at a Shell petrol kiosk along Tampines Ave 2.
This was after another two employees tested positive for Covid-19.
McDonald's Singapore managing director: "unprecedented times for all of us"
Kenneth Chan, managing director of McDonald's Singapore spoke of the great challenges during these trying times.
“These are indeed unprecedented times for all of us. We have done all we can to put in place every safety precautionary measure to keep our employees and customers safe – and will continue to do our part to flatten the curve," Chan said.
"Most of all, we will continue to stay strong as a brand and people to ride out this difficult period together. As always, we thank our customers for their continued support and look forward to serving them again on May 5," he said.
In Singapore, McDonald’s has a network of over 135 restaurants island-wide, 17 Drive-Thrus, 42 dessert kiosks and 48 McCafé outlets.
Here is their Facebook post on the issue.
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