Two McDonald's restaurants hit by coronavirus as staff test positive – but branches stay open
TWO McDonald's restaurants have been hit by coronavirus as staff test positive – but the branches have stayed open.
The outbreaks are reportedly at restaurants in Bordesley Green and Yardley in Birmingham.
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A source told Birmingham Live: "I was told that staff members have Covid at these restaurants and have been asked to quarantine.
"One of them – I'm not sure which – had worked two shifts before finding out they were positive. So there may be a risk that the virus has been passed on. I’ve not been told anything else since so assuming no one has got it."
A McDonald's spokesman said one employee at the Bordesley Green restaurant tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
"As a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep cleaned and all employees were contacted," the spokesman said.
"Last week one employee at our Yardley restaurant self-isolated, having tested positive for Covid-19, and again as a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep cleaned and all employees were informed."
"We have a number of safety measures in place to help keep our people safe, including temperature checks at the start of each shift, face coverings, regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser."
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