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February 24, 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19: McDonald’s Singapore starts contactless delivery

US fast-food company McDonald’s has introduced a contactless delivery service in Singapore to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19.

 

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US fast-food company McDonald’s has introduced a contactless delivery service in Singapore to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19.

The move comes as the number of coronavirus cases in Singapore increased to 89.

The contactless service minimises human contact while delivering food, helping to mitigate the risks of person-to-person transmission of the disease.

Earlier, McDonald’s initiated a similar service in China, from where the novel coronavirus disease originated.

In an advisory, McDonald’s Singapore stated that delivery riders will drop the order at the agreed location and will notify the customer. The delivery executive will stand at a distance until the customer collects the order to complete the delivery process.

Customers can request contactless deliveries in the ‘Remarks’ section during the checkout process.

In addition to contactless deliveries, the fast-food company initiated several other measures to restrict Covid-19 transmission.

These include frequent temperature checks for all delivery riders. Additionally, delivery drivers will wear masks and wash their hands before each delivery. Delivery bags will also be sanitised every two hours.

Last month, McDonald’s closed 300 restaurants in China’s Hubei province along with other restaurant chains as a preventive measure to restrict the outbreak.

The Covid-19 outbreak has affected a total of 32 countries. As of 24 February, the death toll increased to 2,619 while the number of confirmed cases is 79,336.

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While wanting to protect the country from being overwhelmed by Omicron, China’s adherence to a Zero-COVID policy is resulting in a significant economic downturn. COVID outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing and many other Chinese cities will impact 2022’s economic growth as consumers and businesses experience rolling lockdowns, leading to a slowdown in domestic and international supply chains. China’s Zero-COVID policy is having a demonstrable impact on consumer-facing industries. Access GlobalData’s new whitepaper, China in 2022: the impact of China’s Zero-COVID lockdowns on economic activity, consumer goods and the foodservice industry, to examine the current situation in Shanghai and other cities in China, to better understand the worst-affected industry sectors, foodservice in particular, and to explore potential growth opportunities as China recovers. The white paper covers:
  • Which multinational companies have been affected?
  • What is the effect of lockdowns on foodservice?
  • What is the effect of lockdowns on Chinese ports?
  • Spotlight on Shanghai: what is the situation there?
  • How have Chinese consumers reacted?
  • How might the Chinese government react?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities?
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