McDonald's closes Singapore restaurants after record spike in COVID-19 cases

Apr 19, 2020
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FASTFOOD giant McDonald’s said it will suspend all operations in Singapore from Sunday for two weeks after seven of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

McDonald’s said in a Facebook post it decided to follow the Health Ministry’s advise to shut down until May 4 when Singapore’s partial lockdown ends.

The fastfood chain said in would continue to pay the salaries of 10,000 employees working in more than 135 outlets across the city-state.

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