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Two employees have been told to self-isolate for 14 days and both restaurants have been deep cleaned.

Both affected branches are in Birmingham – Bordesley Green, off Belchers Lane, and the Yardley eatery on Coventry Road.

Two employees from two restaurants in Birmingham have been told to self-isolate. A source claimed that one staff member “had worked two shifts before finding out they were positive”

Another employee tested positive for Covid-19 at the Coventry Road restaurant

Both of the restaurants have since been deep cleaned

“One of them – I’m not sure which – had worked two shifts before finding out they were positive.

Staff at two McDonald’s have tested positive for the coronavirus, with both chains still open.

“So there may be a risk that the virus has been passed on. I’ve not been told anything else since so assuming no one has got it.”

A source told Birmingham Live: “I was told that staff members have Covid at these restaurants and have been asked to quarantine.

“As a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep cleaned and all employees were contacted.

A McDonald’s spokesman confirmed: “Last month one employee at our Bordesley Green restaurant self-isolated, having tested positive for Covid-19.

“We have a number of safety measures in place to help keep our people safe, including temperature checks at the start of each shift, face coverings, regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser.”

“Last week one employee at our Yardley restaurant self-isolated, having tested positive for Covid-19, and again as a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep cleaned and all employees were informed.

From Monday, September 14, the government’s “Rule of Six” was imposed, making it illegal to meet in groups any larger than half a dozen.

Home Secretary Priti Patel today said that chatting to another family from across the street would breach new coronavirus restrictions.

“The rule of six is about making sure people are being conscientious and not putting people’s health at risk.

Asked if a family of four could stop and chat with another family of four in the street, Patel told BBC’s Radio 4: “It is mingling.

“Coronavirus is increasing.”

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