Photo: Ikea Singapore’s Facebook

Supermarkets haven’t been the only ones to face crazy queues.
Ikea’s Alexandra store saw snaking lines on Saturday, after the government’s announcement on Friday (April 3) for enhanced measures of the ‘circuit breaker’ to be implemented tomorrow (April 7).

Ikea Alexandra saw a large crowd outside its outlet on April 4, Saturday. Photo: Social Media

While queues could be attributed in part to the furniture retailer’s social distancing efforts that limited the number of visitors in its stores, it also saw a large crowd of customers who purchased extra furniture to prep for the full home-based learning and work from home measures.

Photo: Instagram

Study desks, chairs, and even chalkboards were sold out.

And while most other food establishments are to remain open for delivery or takeaway during the month, fans of Ikea’s meatballs won’t be able to get their fix in the upcoming weeks.

Posted by IKEA on Sunday, 5 April 2020

Speaking to Today, Ms Corinna Schuler, the company’s head of corporate communications also shared that it has received advice from authorities to cease food operations at its stores for the next month. “We will be closing the Ikea Restaurant, Bistro and Swedish Food Market,” she said. 

Ikea’s E-commerce operations, however, will continue running. But while the stores may be open till the end of today, we’d still like to urge everyone to stay safe and stay home.