McDonald’s in East Yorkshire remains open after an employee who “couldn’t stop coughing” tested positive for coronavirus.
A McDonald’s in Hull, East Yorkshire has come under fire after they refused to close the restaurant following a positive coronavirus test of one of their staff.
The employee had allegedly travelled to work on public transport and served at the drive-thru before quitting their shirt halfway through because they “couldn’t stop coughing”.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said that a meeting was held with staff to inform them of the situation, and that the branch remained open following “an enhanced clean as a precautionary measure”.
One customer, whose siblings work at the branch at Holderness Road, was dissatisfied with the response from McDonald’s.
“I’m really disappointed with McDonald’s. This staff member was also serving customers.
“[They] had travelled in on public transport, worked half a shift and because [they] couldn’t stop coughing went home again on public transport. Work for everyone else carried on as normal,” she said.
The staff member has been sent home and is now self-isolating.
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