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The tightened measures under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) start today (May 16), with no dining out allowed and a cap on the number of pax for social gatherings. While F&B owners are divided about the impact on their businesses, a common concern for those who don’t cook is also where to tapow food.

Enter netizen Larry Lai, who is one of the founders of popular Facebook foodie group Can Eat! Hawker Food. According to his posts on the group, he had travelled via scooter to some 16 hawker centres and a food court around Singapore on May 16.

His objective? To find out if the hawkers’ businesses were affected by the no dine-in rule (how is that for foodie dedication). “This is my update on the state of our hawker centres and food courts as I know some of you are deciding where to go to get food for dinner and if the queues are long,” he shares, as he details the crowd situation at each hawker centre.

Here’s what he observed (no time stamps given, though Larry included a medical ‘diagnosis’ of the hawker centres’ business health):

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