McDonald's reduces hours as staff are forced to self-isolate

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McDonald’s has been forced to scale back trading hours at some of its restaurants as staff are forced to self-isolate due to coronavirus.

A spokesperson for the fast-food giant told Yahoo News Australia it has had to temporarily reduce hours at some of its outlets “due to staff isolation requirements”.

McDonald’s Australia continues to operate in accordance with Government advice to keep our restaurants open and to ensure our customers can continue to enjoy our great tasting food,” the spokesperson said.

“Like many businesses, some McDonald’s restaurants have had to temporarily reduce operating hours due to staff isolation requirements.

“We appreciate our customer’s patience and understanding as we continue to prioritise health and safety during these times.”

A general view of a McDonald's logo at a restaurant location in Washington, D.C.
McDonald's said it's had to reduce hours at some restaurants as staff are forced into isolation. Source: AAP (file pic)

Macca’s isn’t the only fast food outlet being affected by coronavirus either.

KFC earlier this week stated it’s having issues with obtaining chicken, citing supply chain and workforce problems. Some products are currently unavailable.

"Rest assured we're doing all we can to get back to fryin' everyone's faves as soon as possible," KFC told the ABC.

An employee cooks French fries in a McDonald's restaurant in central Moscow amid the coronavirus pandemic.
McDonald's and KFC have had issues throughout the pandemic. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Covid-19 has also affected supply to supermarkets too.

Coles stated shoppers can now only purchase two chicken breasts and two chicken thighs at its supermarkets due to shortages. A number of other products also have purchasing restrictions including paracetamol.

The restriction on buying paracetamol came after shelves were stripped bare of the medicine earlier this week following advice from the national deputy chief health officer Professor Micheal Kidd warning people to stock up in case they fall ill with Covid.

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