Nando’s, Carl’s Jr among 8 restaurants forced to shut for breaching COVID rules

Diners at the 3 Kings Pub at Lucky Plaza. Photo: Singapore Tourism Board
Diners at the 3 Kings Pub at Lucky Plaza. Photo: Singapore Tourism Board

Eight Singapore eateries have been told to close for not complying with COVID-19 measures.

They include popular fast food chain outlets Nando’s at Plaza Singapura and Carl’s Jr at Jurong Point Shopping Centre, which were ordered to shut for 10 days after failing to comply with measures such as ensuring that seats were a meter apart from each other and that customers refrained from intermingling across different tables. 

Other outlets that have been penalized were the Food Junction eating hall at Bugis Junction, Club Diamond at Oriental Plaza, 3 Kings Pub at Lucky Plaza, Grand Shanghai at King’s Centre, Sakunthala’s Restaurant at Dunlop Street and The Bravery at Amoy Street.

They were caught by authorities in the past week, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment said today. More checks will take place in the coming weeks as Singapore opens up to larger gatherings and dining in for groups of up to five. 

Thirteen other eateries were also fined S$1,000 (US$740) each for violating social distancing and playing music. More than 50 individuals were each fined S$300 (US$220) for dining out in groups instead of pairs and for not wearing masks. Nearly a thousand warnings were also issued to individuals for gathering in more than five and not wearing masks. 

Singapore has reported 62,668 COVID-19 cases and 36 deaths. 

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