SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health (MoE) has ordered Seoul Garden Tampines Mall to cease full operation for 10 days from Saturday (December 5) for non-compliance with Covid-19 safe management measures.
During the suspension, the restaurant will not be allowed to serve customers who eat lunch or takeaway, MOH said in a statement on Saturday.
The ministry said it launched an investigation after receiving information that a 32-year-old engineer tested positive for the Covid-19 test after a November dinner at a restaurant on November 21 with 12 other family members.
“Although family members were seated at separate tables with up to five people at each table, investigations revealed that they were confused.
“The restaurant did not take reasonable steps to prevent confusion between the tables on its premises,” the ministry said.
It added that an investigation was ongoing against the restaurant, as well as the 32-year-old man and his family.
“Pending the outcome of the investigation, further enforcement action may be taken,” it said.
The Ministry reiterated that no enforcement action will be taken against operators and individuals who fail to comply with safe removal and safe management measures.
Under the Covid-19 (Provisional Measures) law, passed by Parliament in April, those who found that safe management measures were being ignored face fines of up to $ 10,000, imprisonment for up to six months or both. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $ 20,000, imprisoned for up to one year, or both.