Thanks to the outbreak of the Novel Corona virus in Singapore, honestbee has seen a "significant reduction in walkable traffic" in its habitat supermarket in Pasir Panjang.
As confirmed cases continue to grow in Singapore (currently 43), honestbee announced today that supermarket operations will be temporarily suspended.
According to honestbee, the habitat will be closed until February 23, but the closure will be extended if necessary.
Despite the closure, honestbee said the online grocery delivery service will continue to operate.
Many large supermarkets were wiped out on the weekends when Singaporeans, in fear of the coronavirus, bought panic food and essentials to stock up on their own supplies.
Panic buying in Singapore. Long queue, no more toilet paper (why toilet paper?), Almost empty rice shelves and empty shopping trolley bay. Necessary? pic.twitter.com/KHEpWlNe5G
– Joe Phua (@joecsphua) February 7, 2020
In line with the corona virus, online grocery suppliers in Singapore also saw an increase in orders.
For one, RedMart has seen a 40 percent increase in orders since January 23, when the first coronavirus case in Singapore was confirmed.
Selected image source: honestbee