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February 17, 2020updated 18 Feb 2020 10:28am

Coronavirus Covid-19: Fast-food chains ramp up contactless deliveries

Several fast-food chains operating in China have decided to increase contactless delivery services in a bid to reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus Covid-19.

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Several fast-food chains operating in China have decided to increase contactless delivery services in a bid to reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus Covid-19.

Most of the restaurant chains have already introduced contactless deliveries as one of the many measures aimed to contain the spread of the disease.

However, the companies plan to expand contactless pickup and delivery as the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across mainland China.

According to a Reuters report, McDonald’s, Starbucks and other companies will step-up contactless deliveries with drivers dropping food parcels at an agreed location standing several feet away from recipients.

McDonald’s has also advised drivers to frequently wash their hands, as well as disinfect delivery bags.

In a statement to Reuters, the US fast-food company noted: “While we look at how to further improve the process, the stepped-up preventive measures apply to all of our servicing channels.”

In a similar move, Starbucks has advised customers to place orders through its app and wait outside the store for pick-up.

The coffeehouse chain has also started checking the temperature of all customers that intend to enter several Starbucks locations.

It has also introduced regular temperature checks for delivery personnel while indoor staff are directed to wash their hands every 30 minutes and sanitise public areas every two hours.

Earlier this month, China’s National Health Commission also issued an advisory to minimise human contact for deliveries.

The coronavirus outbreak, which originated from the city of Wuhan, has also forced several restaurants chains and outlets to close in China.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,775.

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