KFC closes after six staff test positive for coronavirus

The restaurant in Pollokshields, Glasgow has been closed for two weeks as a precaution.

A KFC restaurant in Glasgow has closed after six staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

The branch in Pollokshaws has been closed for two weeks as a precaution.

Staff are isolating at home and the company said it was in “close contact” with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde over the outbreak.

It follows rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Glasgow, which led to restrictions being imposed on residents in the city earlier this week.

A KFC spokesperson said: “Six team members at our Pollokshaws restaurant have tested positive for coronavirus. 

“They’re currently self-isolating at home, in line with government guidance – and it goes without saying we’re wishing them a full and speedy recovery. 

“We’ve been in close contact with Public Health Protection Unit from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and we’ve taken the decision to close the restaurant for two weeks as a precaution. 

“We’re doing all we can to support our teams at this time and continue to work closely with local authorities to make sure we reopen our restaurant only when it’s safe for both guests and team members.”

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