5 McDonald’s Staff Test Positive For Covid-19, 4 S’pore Outlets Closed Till Further Notice

5 McDonald’s Employees Test Positive For Covid-19, Some Worked At Multiple Outlets

As most of Singapore stays indoors during the Circuit Breaker period, essential workers are still out serving the community.

Sadly, 5 McDonald’s staff who are among them recently fell victim to Covid-19, according to The Straits Times (ST).

The staff worked at 4 different outlets across Singapore, which have to be closed till further notice.

Staff worked at 4 McDonald’s outlets including Lido

ST reports that the 5 employees 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 of them had worked at multiple restaurants prior to falling ill.

A Lido outlet employee who last reported for work on 2 Apr had worked at Parklane for a day on 30 Mar. He/she consulted a doctor on 3 Apr for a sore throat and fever, and got a 5-day MC, before returning to the clinic on 8 Apr for a swab test.

McDonald’s Parklane Shopping Mall

A Parklane outlet employee who was last at work on 8 Apr was also at Lido on 5 other days — 30 Mar, 1, 2 and 3 Apr. He/she visited the doctor for a fever on 9 Apr.

Details of the 3 other staff members are as follows:

Employee 3
Outlet: Lido
Last day: 3 Apr
Consulted a doctor on 7 Apr for body aches

Employee 4, roommate of Parklane outlet employee
Outlet: Forum Galleria
Last day: 8 Apr
Took a swab test on 10 Apr upon company’s request despite feeling healthy

Employee 5
Outlet: Geylang East Central
Last day: 8 Apr
Consulted a doctor on 9 Apr for fever, later took swab test at hospital

McDonald’s Geylang East Central

Regular temperature checks before work recorded normal readings for all 5 employees, noted TODAY.

Outlets closed till further notice

Understandably, McDonald’s has closed the affected outlets till further notice, and thoroughly disinfected them.

All staff members at these outlets are also serving a 14-day Leave of Absence (LOA).

Meanwhile, the company’s managing director has advised patrons to wear masks when visiting their restaurants for takeaways.

While we still get the privilege of going out for essential tasks, let’s not take it lightly.

Featured image adapted from Google Maps and Google Maps.

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