Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Greggs to close all stores to prevent spread

Greggs has become the latest food retailer to say it will close its shops temporarily to help fight coronavirus. McDonald's has already said it will close all 1,270 of its restaurants in the UK by the end of the day, affecting 135,000 workers. "McDonald's UK boss, Paul Pomroy, said:"Over the last 24 hours, it has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating busy takeaway and Drive Thru restaurants is increasingly difficult and therefore we have taken the decision to close every restaurant in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23 March. Pizza Express has also said it will also close all of its stores until it is safe to open them again, and will not be offering home delivery. Sandwich chain Subway will also close its UK stores from 17:00 GMT on Monday.

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