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Ambulance Struggles To Get Past Cars Blocking Road In McDonald's Queue

Ambulance Struggles To Get Past Cars Blocking Road In McDonald's Queue

Shocking footage has been posted online which shows an ambulance struggling to get down a road packed with cars waiting to get into McDonald's.

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The video shows a queue of cars waiting to get into the drive-thru at a Wolverhampton branch of the fast food chain, which has reopened recently following the easing of coronavirus restrictions, while an ambulance tries to get past with sirens blaring.

It was shared on Facebook with the caption: "People aren't moving from a McDonald's queue for an ambulance! I am absolutely appalled to see how selfish people are!

"No one is letting these ambulances through! I feel sick! Imagine if this was an ambulance for a loved one, or someone close to you! What has the world come to!"

The passer-by who filmed the video explained that she had muted the sound as, understandably, her anger caused her to swear.

Having re-opened its restaurants across the UK for drive-thru and delivery after being closed since March due to coronavirus restrictions, towns across the country are witnessing similar scenes with local areas being blocked due to long queues.

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A McDonald's in Hounslow. Credit: PA
A McDonald's in Hounslow. Credit: PA

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The chain has opened up 160 drive-thrus in total, with various new social distancing measures also put in place.

However, bosses at McDonald's have threatened to close any branches that have a negative impact on local communities, or the safety of staff or customers.

A series of changes are in place in the restaurants that have reopened - new measures for staff and customers include:

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

A McDonald's spokesperson said: "We can today announce that by 4th June, 1,019 of our restaurants will have reopened, either for Drive Thru or McDelivery.

"This means every Drive Thru in the UK and Ireland will reopen between Tuesday and Thursday next week and we will start to expand the availability of McDelivery too.

"This is only possible following the hard work of the teams in our 44 pilot restaurants. Over the last fortnight, our employees, franchisees and suppliers have worked tirelessly to implement new procedures to enable safe working so that we can now help all parts of the UK and Ireland to enjoy the return of the Big Mac."

In its statement, McDonald's also asked for customers' 'patience and support' as restaurants open with fewer employees, who will have to 'adjust to the new ways of working'.

McDonald's also said it is continuing to review these measures as reopening is rolled out.

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Topics: UK News, McDonald's

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]