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KFC charged with flouting Covid-19 regulations at Far East Plaza outlet

SINGAPORE — The management of fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was charged on Wednesday (Jan 12) with flouting Covid-19 regulations last year.

KFC charged with flouting Covid-19 regulations at Far East Plaza outlet

Kentucky Fried Chicken is accused of failing to enforce Covid-19 regulations when four customers went to its Far East Plaza outlet in July 2021.

SINGAPORE — The management of fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was charged on Wednesday (Jan 12) with flouting Covid-19 regulations last year.

Court documents alleged that the offences occurred at the outlet along Scotts Road on July 10.

The company is accused of contravening the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 by allowing four customers to enter the premises without assessing whether any of them was a symptomatic Covid-19 case.

It is also alleged to have broken the law by failing to ensure that the same party “remained in activity cohorts consisting of not more than two individuals” while they were consuming their food and drinks.

The names of the four customers as listed in court documents were: Muhammad Ariffin Sahdan, Shehzel Selamat, Nyla Muhammad Kamal and Muhammad Hidayat Rahmad.

No other information was given.

At the time of the alleged offences, Singapore was in a heightened alert stage during the pandemic. During this phase, dining at eateries was restricted to group sizes of up to two persons.

For each charge, the company could be fined up to S$10,000 if convicted.

The case has been adjourned to Jan 21.

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