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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM outlines the terrible effect the…
MONSTROUS china virus from wuhan is having on restaurants and F & B businesses in Singapore.
13 Feb 2020
Restaurant Association of Singapore President Vincent Tan said that the F&B sector has reported a 50 to 80 per cent decline in business since the virus outbreak, with more shoppers staying home and avoiding malls or other crowded places.
“If we don’t do something to help the industry, there will be a big collapse,” Vincent Tan explained.
Manna Pot Catering boss said on Apr 13, 2020, “Business has already dropped by 90 per cent and this is a very challenging time for us.”
Mar 30, 2020 BEFORE the circuit breaker “lockdown”…https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/food/chope-survey-captures-devastating-impact-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-on-fb -> 93% of restaurants have seen a drop in revenue!
All McDonald’s 135 restaurants closed indefinitely affecting over 10,000 staff! https://www.businessinsider.sg/mcdonalds-will-keep-its-singapore-restaurants-closed-beyond-may-4-despite-being-allowed-to-resume-operations
No Big Macs for you…
The Sound of Silence in empty restaurants, hawker centres, cafes, bars, cake shops, bubble tea shops and F & B outlets…
China virus “circuit breaker” since Apr 7 extended to 1 June 2020 in Singapore. After 1 June, 2020, restaurants and cafes still NO dine-in.
7 May 2020 – 20,939 cases and 20 fatalities in Singapore, the HIGHEST in Southeast Asia.
20 May 2020 – 29,364 cases and 22 fatalities, the HIGHEST in Southeast Asia.
27 May 2020 – 32,876 cases and 23 fatalities, highest in Southeast Asia.