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5 McDonald's Singapore employees diagnosed with Covid-19, 4 outlets closed till further notice

SINGAPORE — Five McDonald's employees have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the fast food chain said in a media release on Sunday (April 12).

An employee who worked at the McDonald's restaurant at Geylang East Central tested positive for Covid-19.

An employee who worked at the McDonald's restaurant at Geylang East Central tested positive for Covid-19.

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SINGAPORE — Five McDonald's employees have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the fast food chain said in a media release on Sunday (April 12).

The five affected employees worked at the McDonald's restaurants at Lido, Forum Galleria, Parklane and Geylang East Central. All four restaurants have undergone deep cleaning and are closed until further notice.

The affected employees have been quarantined in medical facilities and are being monitored by medical personnel, said McDonald's.

McDonald's added that the five infected employees had normal temperature readings when taken at the start of their work shifts.

The details of the five cases are as follows:

  • Employee 1 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.

  • Employee 2 worked at the Lido outlet and was last there on April 3. The employee had rest days from April 4 to April 6 and visited the doctor on April 7 for joint pains and muscle aches.

  • Employee 3 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.

  • Employee 4 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.

  • Employee 5 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.

McDonald's added that all other employees who worked at the four affected outlets have been asked to serve a company-imposed 14-day leave of absence as a precautionary measure, and that their daily temperatures and health conditions will be monitored closely.

"As we continue to uphold all important safety measures to the highest standards, we also want to encourage our customers to wear a mask when they visit our restaurants for takeaways in line with the latest recommendation, for their own safety and that of our employees," said McDonald's Singapore managing director Kenneth Chan in a statement.

TODAY has contacted McDonald’s Singapore for more information.

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