[Update: 21 February 2020, 1.15pm]
Honestbee announced today that it will extend the closure of its habitat supermarket for another week till February 29.
Following the Coronavirus outbreak, honestbee has observed a “slowdown in the retail and F&B sector.”
“The company will continue to closely monitor the development and ask customers and suppliers for their understanding,” it added.
Thanks to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Singapore, honestbee has seen a “significant reduction in walk-in traffic” at its habitat supermarket at Pasir Panjang.
As the confirmed cases in Singapore continually rises (current count is at 43), honestbee announced today that it will be temporarily suspending its supermarket operations.
According to honestbee, it will close habitat until February 23 but will extend the closure if necessary.
Despite the closure, honestbee said its online grocery delivery services will still remain operational.
Over the weekends, many major supermarkets were wiped out as Singaporeans ‘panic buy’ dry food and household essentials to create their own stockpile in fear of the Coronavirus.
In light of the Coronavirus, online grocery delivery firms in Singapore also saw a surge in orders.
RedMart for one, reported a 40 per cent increase in orders since January 23, when Singapore’s first Coronavirus case was confirmed.
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