After serving customers for only a few hours, Starbucks has once again decided to close their select drive-thru stores on April 9 due to the public's "overwhelming response."

On any regular day, closing doors when customers are lining up for your service seems illogical, but during a pandemic when everyone is encouraged to stay at home, it's a matter of safety. 

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Long queues of people in cars waiting to be served have been reported, with some going for more than a kilometer.

In a statement, Starbucks thanked the public for the support but decided to put operations on hold due to the ongoing community quarantine.

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"We have decided to once again pause operations for all our currently-opened Drive-Thru stores to support the goverment's enhanced community quarantine protocols.

"We will always put the health and safety of our partners (employees) and customers as our top priority."

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In late March, Starbucks temporarily shuttered all their branches in the Philippines due to COVID-19.

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