Grab Food, Grab Express resume services
MANILA, Philippines — Grab Philippines resumed on Tuesday its delivery services but will operate with a minimum number of drivers amid the imposition of enhanced community quarantine on Luzon.
“Upon careful assessment of the situation on ground and after discussing with our regulators, we have resumed GrabFood and GrabExpress operations as of 1:30pm today, March 17, with skeletal delivery-fleet,” Grab country representative Brian Cu said in a statement.
The delivery services will assist food establishments that will be opened to serve Filipinos who are staying at their respective homes due to the enhanced community quarantine.
Cu also noted that drivers will continue to observe strict health protocols including contactless delivery, temperature checks, increased cleaning of delivery bags.
Earlier, operations of GrabFood and GrabExpress were temporarily stopped after the Philippine government suspended all modes of transportation to allow people to stay in their houses and lessen the risk of transmission of coronavirus disease.
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Grab Philippines, however, has yet to announce the number of drivers to be deployed for the said delivery services.
The Philippine government is enforcing an enhanced community quarantine over Luzon as the number of COVID-19 in the Philippines continues to rise.
To date, the country has 142 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease, of which, 12 have ended in deaths.
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