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McDonald's In Beijing Is Carrying Out Health Checks On Customers

McDonald's In Beijing Is Carrying Out Health Checks On Customers

Staff at a McDonald's in Beijing are giving health checks to customers before allowing them to enter the restaurant.

In photos shared on social media, Maccies staff at the branch in the Chinese capital can be seen taking the temperatures of diners.

The snaps were posted in Twitter by user J Boyce, who was responding to a TV presenter's question about what restaurants in Asia look like amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dave Chang, who hosts Netflix series Ugly Delicious, asked: "Can diners in Taipei, Hong Kong, Korea, China send me photos of what it looks like in restaurants.

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"How the seating is set up? Are all the servers wearing masks and gloves. What are guests wearing? If anyone works in kitchens how are you dealing w new protocol?"

Shortly after, J Boyce sent through his pics, informing Dave that staff were also having their temperatures taken to make sure they had not contracted the deadly virus.

They wrote: "McDonald's in Beijing. Temperature check and name / phone registration inside door. All staff, including at the visible open kitchen, wear masks. Temperature of staff listed on takeout items."

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Commenting on the post, another customer backed up Boyce, claiming that they saw the exact same at another Maccies.

They wrote: "Same setup at Mickey D's in Xi'an. At restaurants in Shanghai, usually need to wear mask to go in and have temperature taken at the door. All staff wearing masks."

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It follows the announcement that some fast-food restaurants in the UK will be reopening on a delivery/takeaway-only basis.

McDonald's restaurants in the UK have closed their doors during lockdown. Credit: PA
McDonald's restaurants in the UK have closed their doors during lockdown. Credit: PA
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KFC announced that it had donated more than 3,000 meals to NHS staff and key workers, and over the last few days, it has continued to donate hundreds more.

Each open restaurant has committed to provide 100 free meals every Tuesday to those working on the frontline.

The fried chicken chain closed its stores by 25 March, in line with the government's guidance on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, 11 restaurants across the UK have reopened, offering a limited menu and takeaway only service. A KFC spokesperson confirmed the chain was looking into reopening further restaurants over the coming weeks - but only if it was considered safe to do so.

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Burger King also announced it too would be opening again on a takeaway only basis.

On top of that, the fast food giant has agreed to donate 1,000 meals each week to the good folks who are keeping the NHS afloat at this crucial time.

LADbible has reached out to McDonald's for comment.

Featured Image Credit: @beijingboyce

Topics: Food, World News, Coronavirus, China, Health

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]