Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Major UK takeaway chains start to reopen

Three major takeaway chains in the UK have announced limited reopening programmes after closing during the coronavirus lockdown. Government guidelines state that while restaurants and pubs have to close, they can prepare food for collection or delivery. The fast food chain says it has donated "Thousands of meals from all our open restaurants to those on the frontline, including the NHS and key workers, in partnership with Deliveroo, and will continue to do so each week whilst the situation continues". Food delivery firm Deliveroo has raised more than £1.5m from customer donations and corporate funding for free meals for NHS workers. In February, BBC One documentary "The Truth About Takeaways" found that over two weeks of eating two fast food meals per day, participants gained body fat, which is a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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