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Nando’s at Plaza Singapura, Carl’s Jr at Jurong Point among 8 F&B outlets ordered to shut for breaching COVID-19 measures

Thirteen other F&B outlets and 56 people were also fined.

Stacey Tay

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Published: 9 July 2021, 1:21 PM

Eight F&B outlets were ordered to close temporarily, while 13 F&B outlets and 56 individuals were fined for breaching COVID-19 safe management measures (SMMs), authorities said on Friday (Jul 9).

Among the outlets ordered to close are Nando’s at Plaza Singapura and Carl’s Jr at Jurong Point, 3 Kings Pub at Lucky Plaza and the Food Junction at Bugis Junction. 

These outlets committed breaches that include multiple failures to ensure patrons across tables were seated at least one metre apart, permitting intermingling between groups, 

They also allowed groups of more than two individuals who were not from the same household to be seated across multiple tables.

The 3 Kings Pub had played music and allowed groups of more than two people to sit together at the same table.

The eight F&B outlets that have been ordered to shut are: 

  1. Nando’s at Plaza Singapura (10 days)
  2. Food Junction at  Bugis Junction (10 days)
  3. Carl’s Jr at Jurong Point Shopping Centre 1 (10 days)
  4. Club Diamond at Oriental Plaza (10 days)
  5. 3 Kings Pub at Lucky Plaza (10 days)
  6. Grand Shanghai at King’s Centre (10 days)
  7. Sakunthala’s Restaurant at Dunlop Street (10 days)
  8. The Bravery at Amoy Street (10 days)

In addition, 13 other outlets were fined $1,000 for breaching SMMs which include seating groups of people less than one metre apart and playing music for customers. 

The outlets that were fined are:

  1. Beer Belly on Beach Road
  2. Bakmi Town at Lucky Plaza
  3. Happiest Hour Bistro & Bar at 81 Lorong Chencharu
  4. Beacho Pte Ltd at Beach Road
  5. Blue Waves Food Empire Pte Ltd – Kota 88 at East Coast Road
  6. Chan Ju De at Jalan Sultan
  7. Chao Chao Gyoza at Cuppage Road
  8. Dong Fang Mei Shi at Mosque Street
  9. Ratchada Thai Food LLP – Ratchada Thai Bistro at Jalan Leban  Sembawang Hills Estate
  10. Shinjuku Restaurant Dining at Cuppage Plaza
  11. Shiv Sagar Vegetarian Restaurant at Syed Alwi Road
  12. Sky Bar Entertainment LLP at Beach Road
  13. Wine Magnito Pte Ltd at Pahang Street 

Twenty individuals were also fined $300 for gathering in groups larger than two while dining at various F&B outlets. Three staff from a food establishment were also fined for failing to wear masks. 

Between Jul 2 and Jul 4, 33 individuals were fined for breaching SMMs in parks and beaches managed by the National Parks Board (NParks). These beaches included not wearing masks when not engaging in strenuous exercises, and gathering in groups larger than five people. 

Authorities also caught two groups of 11 and 13 individuals gathering at Kallang Riverside Park. 

To ensure parks remain safe for everyone, NParks will temporarily close some parks, sections of beaches and facilities such as car parks. 

MSE said in the press release that everyone is strongly advised to comply with SMMs as dining in at F&B establishments continues to be a higher-risk activity. 

“As  restrictions are eased to allow groups of up to five people to dine in from Jul 12, 2021,  we urge everyone to observe all SMMs and practise good hygiene to curb the spread of COVID-19,” MSE said.

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