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McDonald’s BTS-meal frenzy sparks virus closures in Indonesia

June 10, 2021

Jakarta: More than a dozen Indonesian McDonald’s outlets were temporarily shuttered on Wednesday over virus fears as the chain’s new BTS meal deal sparked frenzied buying from fans in the K-pop mad country.

Jakarta and several other cities slapped closure stickers on at least 13 outlets that were deluged with online food-delivery drivers picking up a meal set named after the hugely popular Korean boy band.

"We temporarily closed four of six McDonald’s stores here in Semarang for a couple of days," said Fajar Purwoto, the city’s public order agency head. "I don’t want Semarang to be in the Covid-19 red zone again".