With the implementation of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), some hawkers in Singapore are unable to move their businesses online.
Some hawkers may not be able to stay afloat and risk permanent closure because of this.
This includes a pair of hawkers at Seah Im Food Centre.
Can't reply on food apps
On May 24, Facebook user Shuu Shuu shared the plight of a couple of elderly hawkers from the food centre's Fried Kuay Teaw Mee stall.
The couple specialises in char kway teow, topped with cockles and beansprouts.
They also serve carrot cake.
According to the post, the couple doesn't rely on food delivery apps or other online platforms as they don't know how to use them.
They also apparently would work until "very late" just to sell enough plates of food to cover costs.
And it seems like the plea for help has worked.
Long queues the next day
As of the time of writing, the post has gained over 3,500 shares.
Others commented that they have given their support to the hawkers and spotted snaking queues at the char kway teow stall.
Some have also lauded it as serving one of the best char kway teow in Singapore.
Top image from Evelyn Yeo, Des Mond and Shuu Shuu's Facebook page.