Food delivery platforms offer free hotel and bonuses for riders during Shanghai outbreak
04/12/2022|3:37:23 PM|Global Times

Multiple Chinese food delivery platforms or delivery service providers including Meituan, JD.com, Ele.me and Dada have dispatched over 1,000 delivery riders to Shanghai from neighboring cities or provinces to secure the food supply for residents amid restrictions on public movement.

Meituan is making agreements with over 100 hotels, small-sized indoor stadiums and offices in all districts of Shanghai, to offer free temporary accommodations to over 4,500 delivery riders and frontline logistics staff during their service in Shanghai, Chinese news outlet thepaper.cn reported on Sunday. 

Ele.me is securing riders' basic lives by providing free medical equipment and accommodation subsidies, said media outlet yicai.com on Sunday. The delivery company also organized free nucleic acid testing and free accommodation for delivery riders, and offered 150 yuan ($23.56) hotel subsidy for each person per day.

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