They must REALLY need a caffeine fix! Costa chaos as motorists queue for HOURS at drive-throughs after coffee chain opened 29 branches at weekend

Motorists queued for hours to get a drink at Costa drive-throughs this morning, sparking fears people are ignoring lockdown measures as more high street chains reopen.  Tailbacks stretched around the block at takeaway chains in Edinburgh, Wakefield and Glasgow today as drivers waited to get their coffee fix.  At the weekend, eager customers queued for more than a mile to get a coffee at a branch in Snowhill Retail Park in Yorkshire as it reopened after more than a month on Saturday. But it has led to a furious backlash from key workers, who claim people venturing out for takeaway food and drinks are ignoring warnings and pleas from the government and NHS staff to remain at home.   This comes as fast food giants including KFC, McDonald's, Five Guys and Burger King move to gradually opening restaurants, leading to a deluge of orders and lengthy queues as delivery drivers wait in line. Bodelwyddan Croydon Edinburgh Sharpdale Enterprise Swansea Faringdon Glasgow Braehead Harwich Ipswich Norwich Poole Sittingbourne St Ives Stowmarket Toddington North Toddington South Wakefield Snowhill Watford Arches Retail Park  In other developments in the coronavirus crisis today: Four Costa Coffee branches re-opened in Manchester, Bristol, and Mansfield - two delivery only, two drive-through - on April 24, a month after the lockdown began. But the move has sparked a row among social media users, who have been left divided over the push to open takeaways.  James Gallivan shared photos of the Wakefield branch on Facebook, writing: 'Just been up to Snow Hill for some shopping from Iceland. '  The UK Government pursued a lockdown after scientists produced models warning that half a million people could die with the coronavirus if no action was taken. There are concerns that the decision to shut down a huge portion of the UK economy has brought the country to the edge of an economic crisis more severe than the 1930s Great Depression. Ms McDonald continued: 'We have also received some great feedback from our customers and key workers taking advantage of enjoying a well-deserved coffee break whilst on essential journeys to and from work. The takeaway bakery chain temporarily shut all of its 2,050 branches last month to protect customers and staff after the Government ordered all non-essential shops to close.