MTI Mentions That The Tight Measures Will be In Place “Minimally” For 2 Week Period Until 4 May 2020
According to the Go Business site by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the tight measures in place for FnB outlets will be in place minimally for a two-week period from 21 April 2020 until 4 May 2020. Which means that bubble tea stores will still reopen on 5 May for now.
Here is their statement:
“The suspension of on-site operations of specialised stores and outlets retailing predominantly beverages, packaged snacks and desserts, F&B outlets in parks and certain retail outlets will take effect 24 hours after you have received the notification from MTI to wind down business operations completely. These tighter measures will be in place minimally for a two-week period from 21 April 2020 until 4 May 2020 (inclusive). The Multi-Ministry Taskforce will monitor the situation closely and determine when it is appropriate to ease some of the measures.”
Bubble Tea Stores Ordered To Temporarily Close On 21 April 2020
The news was announced in a press conference by the Covid-19 Multi Ministry Taskforce (MTF). The announcement led to many Singaporeans queuing up for their last bubbly drink before the stores shut down by midnight, Tuesday (21 April).