A McDonald’s restaurant in Stockport has been temporarily closed after a coronavirus outbreak among staff.
Five workers at the branch in Stockport town centre have tested positive for COVID-19, it has been confirmed by the fast food chain.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “We have proactively decided to temporarily close our Stockport restaurant as a precautionary measure following a rise of Covid-19 cases in the local area with five of our employees testing positive.
“We have been in contact with all the restaurant employees and also with Public Health England and the Environmental Health Officer.
“As with all of the decisions we have made across this unprecedented period, the safety of our people and customers is our absolute priority, and we will re-open as soon as we feel we can.”
The news comes after it was announced last night that Greater Manchester is currently in the midst of a ‘major incident’ as the infection rates begin to rise in the region.
The R number in North West England is now predicted to be higher than 1, according to the latest figures.
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