McDonald’s Singapore Closes Islandwide From 19 Apr To 4 May 2020
McDonald’s Singapore has announced that they’ll be closing all outlets and branches after receiving advice from the Ministry of Health this morning (19 Apr) at around 6.00am.
The closures will be effective immediately and will last till 4 May, when most Circuit Breaker measures are expected to be lifted.
All McDonald’s outlets islandwide that remain open today are scheduled to shutter their outlets at 11am, while these last order timings should be observed:
Drive-Thru – 8am
McDelivery – 10.30am
Living in unprecedented times
McDonald’s shares that this is an “unprecedented” time for all of us and asks for citizens’ understanding that they are taken swift action to “flatten the curve”.
They will be taking the “safety of all customers and employees” as a “top priority” as a result.
The team also thanked Singaporeans for their “continuous support”, shared that they’ll miss all of us and simply “look forward” to serving us again.
McDonald’s Singapore will ensure that all employees & senior staff affected by store closures will be fairly compensated, reports Channel NewsAsia.
4 known McDonald’s outlets were hit by Covid-19
McDonald’s Singapore previously announced stopping all walk-in takeaway orders in a bid to curb the spread.
At least 5 McDonald’s employees diagnosed with Covid-19 had worked at 4 outlets between 2 and 8 Apr.
- Forum Galleria – 583 Orchard Road #B1-25, #B1-33 to #B1-35 Forum The Shopping Mall, 238884
- Geylang East Central – 113 Aljunied Ave 2, #01-01, Singapore 380113
- Lido – 350 Orchard Road #05-12/13, #05/21 and, Shaw House, 238868
- Parklane – 35 Selegie Rd, #B1-38 Parklane Shopping Mall, Singapore 188307
Two staff members had worked at multiple restaurants prior to falling ill.
With the implementation of storewide closures, we believe they must have their reasons for taking more decisive action. Here’s a screenshot of their heartfelt Facebook post in full:
2 McDonald’s staff working in Changi Airport and Tampines outlets found with Covid-19
McDonald’s also announced yesterday (18 Apr) that it will be closing its outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 3 and Tampines Avenue 2 “until further notice”.
The affected “drive-thru” along Tampines Avenue 2
This came after 2 of its employees tested positive for Covid-19. 7 cases are now linked to the McDonald’s cluster.
They are reported as Case 3217 and Case 4579.
The new cases involved a 74-year-old Singaporean and a 36-year-old Work Permit holder who tested positive on Monday (13 Apr) and Friday (17 Apr) respectively.
Both patients are now warded in Changi General Hospital (CGH).
The McDonald’s “drive-thru” along Tampines Avenue 2 is located in a Shell petrol kiosk which is also closed for disinfection until next Friday (24 Apr), reports TODAY.
No more Happy Meals, but at least staff will be safe
We’ll be taking a moment to process this information as McDonald’s is more than just another fast food chain to many of us.
Explaining to the kids that there’ll be no more Happy Meals for the next 2 weeks will be tough, but we’re sure that the beloved restaurant is doing their best given the circumstances.
We’ll miss you too McDonald’s. And may all your employees and staff members stay healthy and safe.
Featured image adapted from Google Maps.
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