During last year’s breaker, many restaurant businesses were hit hard.
In addition to the ban on eating on site, the government has also dictated that stand-alone outlets that only sell drinks, packaged snacks, sweets or desserts must also close.
This led to long queues at bubble tea joints on the night of the breaker announcement as Singaporeans clamored for their latest fix.
While Singapore has regressed from Phase 3 of reopening the economy to the heightened alert of Phase 2, these stand-alone outlets are still allowed to operate.
However, popular bubble tea brands Koi and LiHo have separately announced that they will be closing some of their outlets in light of the current Covid-19 situation.
On the one hand, the KOI Thé outlets at Lucky Plaza, The Arcade and Tanjong Pagar Plaza are “temporarily closed until further notice” from May 15.
Meanwhile, LiHo announced the temporary closure of eight of its outlets until June 13. In his Facebook post, he also directed his customers to other outlets nearby.
These brands of bubble tea are not the only ones to have voluntarily suspended their activities. Filmgarde Cineplexes also announced yesterday (May 18) that it will be closed until May 13 at the earliest.
Featured Image Credit: Koi / Royal T Group
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