For HK$1,900 a month (US$245), he rents a tiny 40 square-foot (3.7 square-meter) cubicle under a stairway with no window, no independent flushable toilet and no proper lock on his door.
“My place does not have a tap so I have to come down here for water to take my medicine,” he told AFP.
The restaurants offer him a place to grab a bite, clean up and catch up.
Leung said he would rather spend the next few weeks on the streets than return to his stuffy dwelling, and hopes McDonald’s will soon open its doors again.
“McDonald’s has been a rather safe place for me,” he added.
The company said it was doing what it could to help with social distancing and wanted to discourage dining-in during the busy evening hours.
“We understand that different people may have different reasons to stay in our restaurants,” the chain told AFP. “We only hope they can fight the epidemic along with McDonald’s.”