Singapore has imposed the circuit breaker measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 since early April. They announced an extension (until June 1) and some new rules a couple of days ago, which includes cutting the list of businesses which can operate during the period.
The cut includes standalone outlets that sell only drinks and snacks. Apparently some folks couldn’t live without their bubble tea for a few more weeks and created quite a view in the last hours before the ban. Didn’t intend to diss this at first, but couldn’t resist the awesome music in the video…
I can understand some form of panic buying, there’s some stupidity in there but there are also some people who don’t have a choice. Can’t find a reasonable phrase to describe the bubble tea rush though, it should be near the bottom of the list of essential stuff but there they are.
To be fair Malaysia has our share of ridiculousness during this difficult time. Our health minister tops it all with his advise that drinking warm water may kill the virus. And there are other crazier stories around the world, and some are causing real problems amidst the already chaotic world.
Banters aside, hope the situation improves for both countries and the rest of the world. Stay home, not just because it’s the law. Use some common sense and fight the pandemic together.