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Singapore feasts on McMuffins once again as McDonald’s reopens (Photos)

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a group of people standing in a room: Customers queue at a McDonald’s outlet today. Photo: Legit Singapore/Facebook Customers queue at a McDonald’s outlet today. Photo: Legit Singapore/Facebook

McDonald’s reopened most of its outlets this morning for takeaway, delivery, and drive-thru orders following a three-week closure due to the coronavirus. 

Photos that surfaced online this morning showed customers having their temperatures checked and lining up a meter apart at various outlets nearly a month after the chain shuttered all of its stores in response to a number of employees being infected. Several cars were also seen snaking through restaurant drive-thrus. 

“Nop, I didn’t rush for McDonalds today. Welcome@McDonalds back to#Singapore!#McDonaldsAtHome” Twitter user  @Hpility  posted online this morning, showing off his Sausage McMuffin and hashbrowns.

The fast-food chain announced its reopening yesterday, warning customers not to rush the stores. 

Until the “circuit breaker” measures expire June 1, most outlets will operate from 7am to 9pm though stores in places like tourist attractions and parks will remain closed, it said. None will offer 24-hour service, and its ice cream kiosks will remain shut, it added. 

“Hello Singapore, thank you for your patience and well-wishes over the past few weeks. We’re happy to announce that we’ll be back to take your order tomorrow, May 11, via contactless McDelivery®, Drive-Thru and takeaway,” a part of the announcement read. 

The announcement came with the slogan: “We’re back. No rush. Stay safe.”

The Mcdonald’s delivery app was also overwhelmed with orders this morning. A note saying that it was “experiencing high traffic volume” was shown when Coconuts Singapore checked it at around 10:30am. The app could not be used at the time. On Grab, the app said that a nearby McDonald’s outlet was “temporarily closed” for orders.

a group of people standing in a room: Customers queue for temperature scanning at a McDonald’s outlet. Photo: Legit Singapore/Facebook

Customers queue for temperature scanning at a McDonald’s outlet. Photo: Legit Singapore/Facebook
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The chain suspended operations April 19 after seven of its employees were diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Singapore has reported 23,336 cases since January. The death toll stands at 20. Another six COVID-19 patients have died due to other causes such as heart disease. 


This article, Singapore feasts on McMuffins once again as McDonald’s reopens (Photos), originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. 

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