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McDonald's to fully close UK and Ireland restaurants to protect staff amid coronavirus outbreak; 'This is not a decision we are taking lightly, but one made with the wellbeing and safety of our employees in mind'

Mar 22, 2020 - The Independent UK

McDonald's will shut down all of its restaurants in the UK and Ireland after previously offering takeaway and drive-thru services amid increasing concern over the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The fast food giant first stripped back its offering on 17 March when it announced it would close all seating areas across the country to mitigate the spread of the virus, which has killed 281 people in the UK.

However in a statement the business confirmed it would go a step further by fully c...