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Singapore fines Jollibee branch for violating social distancing measures


Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has been fined $1,000 for its supposed failure to implement crowd management systems in a branch in Singapore, after third-party delivery personnel were found to have crowded together without a 1-meter spacing between one another.

In a statement, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said it, along with Enterprise Singapore (ESG), fined the Jollibee branch next to Causeway Point for failing to enforce proper safe distancing measures despite earlier warnings in connection with the spread of COVID-19.

"The infringements included failure to implement crowd management system and allowing customers and delivery personnel to crowd together without 1-metre spacing between one another," the statement read.

"If these continue to flout the rules, they will face higher fines and can be charged in court," it elaborated.

ESG is the government agency that champions enterprise development, while STB is Singapore's lead development agency for tourism.

In the statement, STB attached a photo of Grab Food drivers crowding together.

"Jollibee (next to Causeway Point) fined $1,000 for not observing safe distancing measures. They failed to ensure proper crowd management and allowed delivery personnel to crowd together without 1-metre spacing between one another," the caption read.

All food and beverage (F&B) establishments in Singapore are only allowed to operate on a takeaway and delivery basis, provided that they maintain safe distancing measures.

They are required to clearly demarcate queue lines and put up signage for patrons and a waiting area; ensure one-meter spacing between patrons at all times; and implement pre-ordering and payment solutions where possible to minimize physical clustering. -NB, GMA News

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