Following its temporary closure of stores in Luzon last week, Starbucks Philippines has now extended the shutdown to Visayas and Mindanao.
In social-media posts, the coffee chain said the health and well-being of its partners (employees) and customers remains top of mind and their highest priority.
The complete closures means no delivery or takeaway services will be offered either.
“Based on the guidance of local authorities and after much consideration, our stores in Visayas and Mindanao will also close. As such, all Starbucks stores in the Philippines will be temporarily closed”, Starbucks Philippines posted on its Facebook and Twitter account.
The company said it looks forward to serving customers again as soon as possible, but as of now it encourages everyone to stay indoors, and stay safe and healthy.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared the whole Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine” on March 16 and some other regions followed suit as the number of cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continued to soar.
Yesterday recorded the highest jump of COVID-19 in the Philippines with 82 confirmed patients in just a single day making it to 462 in total with 33 deaths while 18 have already recovered.