Drivers queue round the block for the ONLY Burger King drive-through open in the UK - as health chiefs warn over 'worrying' rise in traffic to highest since lockdown started and Wetherspoon's plans to reopen its pubs 'in or around June'

Drivers have queued round the block at the only Burger King drive-through open in the UK after health chiefs today warned that 'worrying' data showed vehicle use was at its highest since lockdown began.
Staff at the fast food restaurant in Havant were seen wearing masks and gloves over their uniforms as they handed burgers and fries to customers in Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon.
It comes as the Director of Heath Protection for Public Health England (PHE), Yvonne Doyle, said there were more motorists than on March 23 - the day the lockdown started.
She told the daily Downing Street briefing the numbers were 'worrying' and urged people to only leave their homes for 'necessities' amid fears failure to stick to the rules could result in a second wave of coronavirus. 

In addition to the risks presented by inessential travel, PHE has warned that those who are seriously overweight are at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Journeying out for high calorie food, therefore, compounds these health risks.
As well as Burger King, many other fast food chains and pubs are clamouring to welcome customers, with Wetherspoons claiming its bars and hotels would re-open 'in or around June.' 
Mororists were pictured queueing round the block at the only open Burger King drive-through site in the UK in Havant today
Mororists were pictured queueing round the block at the only open Burger King drive-through site in the UK in Havant today 
Motor vehicle use across the UK is now at its highest level since March 23 - the day on which coronavirus lockdown started
Motor vehicle use across the UK is now at its highest level since March 23 - the day on which coronavirus lockdown started
Wetherspoons Chairman Tim Martin (pictured with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July last year) was forced to close all 900 pubs and furlough 40,000 workers when Britain went on lockdown on March 23
Wetherspoons Chairman Tim Martin (pictured with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July last year) was forced to close all 900 pubs and furlough 40,000 workers when Britain went on lockdown on March 23
Drinkers are pictured at JJ Moon's in Tooting, south London, on March 20, the final day Wetherspoon was open nationwide
Drinkers are pictured at JJ Moon's in Tooting, south London, on March 20, the final day Wetherspoon was open nationwide 
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JD Wetherspoon today said it aims to raise £141million as part of a share placement scheme so it can re-open as the summer begins.
The company said it would raise the amount through the issue of up to 15.7 million shares at 900 pence per share. 
Chairman Tim Martin was forced to close all 900 pubs and furlough 40,000 workers before Britain went on lockdown.
He was among the last on the High Street to shut up shop, with drinkers downing their final pints on March 20 - just three days before a shutdown was imposed by law.
But Public Health England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam appeared to dash hopes of pubs re-opening anytime soon.
Asked about the re-opening of pubs, beaches and garden centres, he told the Downing Street press conference: 'At various different points they might involve the congregation of individuals and one has to be very painstaking and careful about thinking through some of these before we make the wrong move to relax measures.
'I think we have to be extremely surefooted and extremely painstaking about this.
'This virus will absolutely come back … this is with us for quite some time, potentially for as long as until we get a vaccine.
The Burger King in Havant, Hants has opened it's drive-thru to burger-craving customers today. The store, which opened at 12pm on the 29th April is the only store to have opened it's drive-thru service.
The Burger King in Havant, Hants has opened it's drive-thru to burger-craving customers today. The store, which opened at 12pm on the 29th April is the only store to have opened it's drive-thru service.
Staff could be seen serving drivers with PPE on, which includes a mask and gloves over their standard Burger King uniform from the kiosk
Staff could be seen serving drivers with PPE on, which includes a mask and gloves over their standard Burger King uniform from the kiosk
'So from that perspective we have to be really careful and really surefooted and I'm just not going to suggest for a moment that any of this should be rushed.' 
Burger King has said it is trialling the reopened drive-through at the Hampshire site with the view that more could reopen in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, fellow fast food giant KFC has announced it will reopen another 80 branches for delivery as Britain continues to edge out of lockdown. 
The fried chicken chain said 100 of its stores up and down the country will be able to bring orders to customers' homes from next Monday.
Meanwhile, DIY retailer Wickes has revealed it will be reopening six stores with strict social distancing measures in place from tomorrow in Pudsey, Cheltenham, Preston, Sevenoaks, Cricklewood and Hailsham.
Cyclists are seen wearing protective face masks in Battersea Park during the spread of the coronavirus disease. Director of Heath Protection for Public Health England (PHE), Yvonne Doyle, today urged people against travel which was inessential
Cyclists are seen wearing protective face masks in Battersea Park during the spread of the coronavirus disease. Director of Heath Protection for Public Health England (PHE), Yvonne Doyle, today urged people against travel which was inessential
Dog owners stop for a chat while adhering to social distancing at a park in London during the coronavirus pandemic
Dog owners stop for a chat while adhering to social distancing at a park in London during the coronavirus pandemic
Traffic on the M4 motorway (right hand lane is inbound towards London) at Datchet, near Windsor
Traffic on the A40 Western Avenue (right hand lane is inbound towards central London) in Acton, northwest London
Traffic on the M4 motorway inbound towards London at Datchet, near Windsor, on Wednesday and on the A40 Western Avenue towards the city in Acton, northwest London
People are seen with a dog on Boscombe Beach as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues
People are seen with a dog on Boscombe Beach as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues

Phone data has also suggested Britons are making more journeys on the roads than they were a week ago.     
Speaking in Number 10, Ms Doyle said the latest government slide detailing transport use was 'worrying'. 
'This is a transport slide which shows the use of various forms of transport,' she told the press conference. 
'As we have seen up to now very dramatic falls in most modes but there has been an uptick in motor vehicles. 
'The message here really is that we are still passing through this peak and this use of motor vehicles is the highest working day use since March 23 and we really have to be vigilant that most people are making use efforts to stay at home and save lives and this is slightly worrying.
'So please do stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives and go out for the necessities and the transport data will reflect that.'
The government's lockdown rules state that people should only leave their home for one of four reasons: To get food supplies, medicine, to exercise or to get to work if they cannot work from home. 
Traffic builds up on the A102 in Greenwich south east London on Wednesday as the UK's lockdown traffic peaked today
Traffic builds up on the A102 in Greenwich south east London on Wednesday as the UK's lockdown traffic peaked today
There is growing evidence to suggest that some Britons have had enough of lockdown restrictions with more people also being seen in the nation's parks than in previous weeks. 
The Government has insisted it does not want to lift lockdown measures too early as the country is still experiencing a 'dangerous moment' in the coronavirus pandemic.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab pointed to a reported increase in Covid-19 cases in Germany when discussing social distancing measures at the daily Downing Street press conference.
Mr Raab said a similar uptick in the UK 'is a very real risk and it is vital we proceed carefully'.
He added: 'We mustn't gamble away the sacrifices and the progress that we have made - we must continue to follow the scientific evidence and we must continue to take the right decisions at the right moment in time.'
The Foreign Secretary said he 'did not know' whether the five tests for lifting lockdown had been met and said the country was at a 'delicate and dangerous moment in this challenge'.
He explained that the UK was still 'coming through the peak' of the virus and said people need to maintain the current measures 'until we are out of the woods'.
Prof. Van-Tam also urged caution on the reopening of schools and said ministers would have to be 'very careful indeed'. He said it was 'premature' to be discussing heading back to the classroom, but did say the idea was 'in the mix' in talks over easing the restrictions.
He also doubted it was possible for young children to keep two metres away from one another in a classroom environment.
Prof. Van-Tam's comments come hours after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said schools would reopen in a 'phased manner', but that the Government did not have a fixed date in mind for this. 
Drivers queue round the block for the ONLY Burger King drive-through open in the UK - as health chiefs warn over 'worrying' rise in traffic to highest since lockdown started and Wetherspoon's plans to reopen its pubs 'in or around June' Drivers queue round the block for the ONLY Burger King drive-through open in the UK - as health chiefs warn over 'worrying' rise in traffic to highest since lockdown started and Wetherspoon's plans to reopen its pubs 'in or around June' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:41 Rating: 5

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