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Don Don Donki Food Court, KFC outlet among 16 eateries ordered to shut for breaching Covid-19 rules

SINGAPORE — Don Don Donki Food Court at The Central shopping mall and a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet along East Coast Road were among 16 food and beverage (F&B) outlets that have been ordered to shut for breaching Covid-19 measures following stepped-up checks over the past week. Thirteen other errant eateries were fined.

Don Don Donki Food Court, KFC outlet among 16 eateries ordered to shut for breaching Covid-19 rules

155 Music Lounge on Joo Chiat Road (left) and Ma Cuisine on Craig Road (right) were among 16 food-and-beverage outlets that have been ordered to shut for breaching Covid-19 regulations.

  • Enforcement checks on Covid-19 safety rules at F&B outlets have been stepped up over the past week
  • Sixteen outlets have been ordered to close temporarily and 13 others were fined
  • Fourteen people were each fined S$300 for various breaches, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment said

 

SINGAPORE — Don Don Donki Food Court at The Central mall and a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet along East Coast Road were among 16 food-and-beverage (F&B) outlets that have been ordered to shut for breaching Covid-19 regulations following stepped-up checks over the past week. Thirteen other errant eateries were fined.

Fourteen individuals were each fined S$300 for gathering in groups larger than two in F&B outlets and failing to wear masks when not eating or drinking, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) said on Thursday (July 1).

Separately, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has concluded its investigations against 11 people who gathered for a birthday celebration in an Orchard Hotel room in February.

Each was fined S$300 for gathering in a group larger than the permitted group size, which was eight at the time.

MSE added that STB will continue to conduct regular checks and take strict enforcement action against hotels and guests who break the law.

F&B PLACES CLOSED

The 16 F&B outlets that have been asked to shut were:

  • Shu-kuu Sakaba on Stanley Street — Did not ensure safe distancing of at least 1m between groups of customers on multiple occasions. It was required to close from June 25 to July.

  • Don Don Donki Food Court at The Central — Did not ensure safe distancing of at least 1m between groups of customers on multiple occasions. It was asked to shut temporarily from July 1 to 10.

  • Komala Vilas on Serangoon Road — Did not ensure safe distancing between customers in a queue within the premises. The restaurant is a repeat offender and was required to shut from June 29 to July 8.

  • Beauty Jade Bar on Balestier Road — Did not ensure a 1m safe distance between customers on multiple occasions and allowed a group larger than two to be seated together. It was asked to close from June 30 to July 9 and fined S$1,000.

  • Web Pub & Karaoke on Joo Chiat Road — Allowed groups larger than two to sit together at the same table on multiple occasions. It was ordered to close from June 30 to July 9.

  • 155 Music Lounge on Joo Chiat Road — Allowed groups larger than two to sit together at the same table on multiple occasions. It was required to shut from June 30 to July 9.

  • Club Echo on Joo Chiat Road — Allowed groups larger than two to sit together at the same table on multiple occasions. It was asked to close from June 30 to July 9.

  • KFC on East Coast Road — Allowed intermingling between different groups of customers, played music and failed to ensure patrons were seated at least 1m apart. It was ordered to close from June 30 to July 9.

  • Singapore Straits Wine Company on East Coast Road — Allowed a group larger than two to sit at a table as well as intermingling between groups. It was ordered to shut from June 30 to July 9.

  • Ma Cuisine on Craig Road — Allowed groups larger than two to be seated across multiple tables as well as intermingling between different groups of patrons. It was asked to shut from June 30 to July 9.

  • Thai-Khun on River Valley Road — Allowed intermingling between different groups of customers. It was required to close from June 30 to July 9.

  • Vola Kitchen & Bar on Pagoda Street — Allowed groups larger than two to be seated together to consume food and drinks. It was ordered to close from June 26 to July 5.

  • Marche at 313@Somerset mall — Allowed groups larger than two to be seated together to consume food and drinks. It was asked to shut temporarily from June 26 to July 5.

  • Maddie’s Kitchen at Far East Plaza — Allowed groups larger than two to be seated together to consume food and drinks. It was required to shut from June 26 to July 5.

  • Great White at Cuppage Plaza — Allowed groups larger than two to be seated together to consume food and drinks. It was ordered to close from June 27 to July 6.

  • Ebar on Neil Road — Allowed a group larger than two to be seated together to consume food and drinks, as well as intermingling between different groups. It was asked to shut from June 30 to July 9.

F&B PLACES FINED

Ten other outlets were fined S$1,000 each for breaching Covid-19 rules including seating groups of customers less than 1m apart and playing loud music.

They were: 

  • Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore on Upper East Coast Road

  • Mikawa Yakitori Bar on Upper East Coast Road

  • New Jin Wee Restaurant on East Coast Road

  • Cash Studio on Prinsep Street

  • Paul Bakery at Paragon mall

  • Ichikokudo Ramen at 313@Somerset

  • Max’s Restaurant at Far East Plaza

  • The Singapura Club on Haji Lane

  • Melodies Pub and KTV on Thong Soon Avenue

  • BB 373 Foodhouse on Bukit Batok Street

Three other outlets were each fined S$2,000 for repeated offences of seating groups of customers less than 1m apart and playing loud music.

They were:

  • Chicken Up on Tanjong Pagar Road

  • Deluxy on North Bridge Road

  • Pilipino Cafe at Lucky Plaza

PARKS AND BEACHES

From June 25 to 27, more than 1,500 advisories were issued to individuals for breaching measures at parks and beaches managed by the National Parks Board (NParks).

These breaches included not wearing masks when not engaging in strenuous exercise and gathering in groups larger than the permitted group size, MSE said.

It added that all water play areas, water recreational facilities, campsites and barbecue pits in NParks-managed parks and gardens will remain closed until further notice.

Access to certain parks, sections of beaches, lawns, and facilities will also be temporarily closed when these areas get too crowded, or where people remain non-compliant with Covid-19 regulations.

Before heading to parks, members of the public may visit the Safe Distance@Parks portal for updates on visitorship levels.

MSE urged members of the public and operators to adhere strictly to Covid-19 rules, adding that agencies will continue with stringent enforcement checks over the next few weeks.

“Even as we step up the pace of vaccinations in Singapore, we urge everyone to observe all safe measurement measures and practise good hygiene, especially in high-risk settings such as when dining in at F&B establishments, to curb the spread of Covid-19,” it said.

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