It has been reported in media that five McDonald’s Singapore employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
According to the fast-food chain spokesperson on Sunday (12 April), the five employees work at McDonald’s Lido, Forum Galleria, Parklane and Geylang East Central outlets.
The four mentioned restaurants have deep-cleaned and closed for business till further notice.
The five employees have since been quarantined in medical facilities and are being monitored by medical personnel.
It is also said that all other employees who worked at the affected branches have been informed by the company to isolate themselves with a 14-day leave of absence.
“This is a precautionary measure that the company has undertaken for the safety of all employees, regardless of whether they had come into contact with the affected persons; and their daily temperatures and health condition will be closely monitored,” said McDonald’s Singapore/
Managing director of McDonald’s Singapore Kenneth Chan said: “Our priority now — as it has been since the start of the pandemic — is to keep our restaurants safe for everyone.”
Customers are encouraged to also wear a mask when visiting McDonald’s restaurants for takeaways, adding: “We are determined to stay united with the rest of Singapore to flatten the curve.”
Mandatory mask wearing has only been enforced on several places in Singapore such as supermarkets and markets.
Details of the five infected employees:
- Worked at the Lido outlet and was last there on April 2.
- The employee also worked at the Parklane outlet for one day on March 30.
- The employee visited the doctor on April 3 for a sore throat and fever, and was given five days of medical leave.
- The employee visited the doctor again on April 8 and was sent for a swab test.
- Worked at the Lido outlet and was last there on April 3.
- The employee had rest days from April 4 to April 6
- Visited the doctor on April 7 for joint pains and muscle aches.
- Worked at the Parklane outlet and was last there on April 8.
- The employee also worked at the Lido outlet on March 30, April 1, 2, 3 and 6.
- The employee visited the doctor on April 9 for a fever.
- Worked at the Forum Galleria outlet and was last there on April 8.
- Employee 4 is a roommate of Employee 3.
- Employee 4 was well but was requested by McDonald’s to go for a swab test on April 10.
- Worked at the Geylang East Central outlet and was last there on April 8.
- The employee visited the doctor on April 9 and was referred to the hospital for a swab test.