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McDonald’s Singapore shuts all stores during ‘circuit breaker’

McDonald’s Singapore has temporarily closed all its restaurants as preventative action during the island’s “circuit breaker” period.

According to a company statement, McDonald’s Singapore is suspending its restaurant operations, including drive-through and delivery service, until May 4.

“These are indeed unprecedented times for all of us,” said Kenneth Chan, MD of McDonald’s Singapore. “With the safety of all our customers and employees as top priority, we will do all we can to help Singapore flatten the curve.”

The company has confirmed staff will be paid as usual during the period of closure.

The move came on Saturday, a day after the company suspended its takeaways service.

McDonald’s Singapore had previously closed its store at Changi Airport Terminal 3 and its drive-thru outlet at a Shell petrol kiosk on Tampines Ave 2, after employees tested positive for Covid-19 at each location, taking the number of infected McDonald’s Singapore staff to seven since the coronavirus outbreak first occurred.

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