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Covid-19: McDonald’s Singapore Will Continue To Pay Staff Salaries Whose Roles Are Disrupted

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  • McDonald’s Singapore announced the closure of all its branches until May 4, after seven of its employees tested positive for Covid-19.
  • All McDonald’s branches in Singapore will be suspending its restaurant operations, including its delivery and takeaway services.
  • In an update, a spokesperson for the fast-food chain announced that the company will continue to pay its staff during closure.

UPDATE (20 April 2020, 4pm): Seven of those McDonald’s employees that were tested positive for Covid-19 were deployed across nine outlets. In light of this, MOH quickly advised McDonald’s Singapore to suspend restaurant operations as a preventative measure to curb the spread of the virus. A spokesperson from the fast-food chain did not specify when the action for closure took place. Read here for more details.

It was just yesterday when we all heard about McDonald’s Singapore’s announcement to close all of its restaurant branches. This closure means that the fast food chain will not be operating at all, until May 4th. Following the announcement, a spokesperson for the company said that they will continue to pay its staff salaries during this closure.

Photo: McDonald’s Forum (Alexander P Google Photos)

With more than 130 outlets islandwide, the fast-food giant suspends its walk-in takeaway and delivery service. The decision to suspend walk-ins took place last Saturday. Since then, the company also halted delivery services as the restaurant outlets are now not operating as usual.

MOH Advises McDonald’s To Suspend Operations After Employees Test Positive For Covid-19

Photo: McDonald’s Singapore (Facebook)

McDonald’s decision to close all of their outlets until May 4th, continued to show that the safety of their customers and employees remains their utmost priority. According to a spokesperson, the company will continue to pay the salaries of all employees whose roles have been disrupted due to the closure. The spokesperson also urges their employees to stay home for the next two weeks and assures them that their jobs are still secure.

McDonald’s Singapore Will Continue To Support Staff & Pay Salaries To All Employees

Photo: McD Parklane (Mr Ril Google Photos)

It is our responsibility to stay home and flatten the curve, together. Even though you have to go without having your usual fast-food fix from McDonald’s until May 4th, your health and safety is more important. The Circuit Breaker ends on May 4th, follow the rules until then and maybe, everything can go back to normal in just two weeks. Let’s hope that we won’t have an extension and in the meantime, stay home and stay safe!

First reported by The Straits Times

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