All McDonald's outlets here closed till May 4

All branches of fast-food giant McDonald's here are closed until May 4, after seven of its employees tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. A spokesman for McDonald's, which has more than 130 outlets here, said yesterday that its over 10,000
McDonald's said that its decision to close all its stores was made to take care of its customers and its workers.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

All branches of fast-food giant McDonald's here are closed until May 4, after seven of its employees tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. A spokesman for McDonald's, which has more than 130 outlets here, said yesterday that its over 10,000 staff will continue to be paid. All restaurant operations, including its delivery and takeaway services, will be suspended, on the advice of the Ministry of Health. The news prompted some customers to rush to order food from the restaurant chain before the suspension took effect. 

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2020, with the headline 'All McDonald's outlets here closed till May 4'. Subscribe