5 McDonald’s Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19 & 4 Outlets Will Be Closed Till Further Notice

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It’s been 6 days since the Circuit Breaker started, and I’ve already ordered McDonald’s at least 6 times.

And now, it’s reported that five McDonald’s employees from four different outlets have been tested positive for COVID-19.

Pretty sure we’re all like

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But don’t worry, there’s no need to panic.

Here’s what happened.

5 McDonald’s Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19 & 4 Outlets Will Be Closed Till Further Notice

McDonald’s suddenly announced today (before the official report came in from MOH) that five of their employees have been tested positive for COVID-19.

They work in the McDonald’s Lido, Forum Galleria, Parklane and Geylang East Central outlets.

Employees who worked in those outlets have been given a 14-day leave of absence, and all the four outlets have been deep-cleaned. They would be closed for business until further notice.

Regarding the LOA for all staff in the four affected outlets, McDonald’s Singapore said, “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.”

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Also, the Managing Director of McDonald’s Singapore encouraged customers to wear a mask when visiting McDonald’s outlets for takeaways.

So, when did they get infected?

You’d be glad to know that it wasn’t recent. The gender of the employees aren’t revealed, but details of when they last worked are provided in their statement.

Employee 1 works in McDonald’s Lido, and his or her last day of work was on 2 April, whereby a 5-day MC has stopped the employee from coming to work since then.

Employee 2 also works in McDonald’s Lido, and his or her last day of work was on 3 April.

Employee 3 works in McDonald’s Parklane and was last at work on 8 April 2020. Additionally, this employee was attached to the McDonald’s outlet in Lido a week before that.

Employee 4 works in McDonald’s Forum Galleria, and was last at work on 8 April 2020, too. This employee is a roommate of Employee 3.


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Employee 5 works in McDonald’s Geylang East Central, and was last at work on 8 April 2020, too.

As you can probably tell, four employees are somehow linked, with only the fifth employee an “unlinked case.”

In the meantime, there’s no need for panic because have you seen the hygiene level in McDonald’s kitchen before?


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