Zomato has denied certainly one of its riders tested Covid-19 positive in response to a message going viral on WhatsApp and gaining traction on Twitter.
The one who tested positive labored with a restaurant and a few of the orders delivered by the restaurant workers have been positioned on Zomato, a spokesperson mentioned early Thursday morning.
Zomato deploys its personal riders to ship restaurant orders whereas some eating places favor to have their very own supply workers fulfil orders.
“We’ve been made aware today that a restaurant’s employee, who has been recently tested positive for COVID-19, had delivered food in the past to a few customers in the Malviya Nagar area in Delhi. All these customers have already been contacted by government authorities,” Zomato mentioned in an emailed assertion.
Some of those orders have been made by way of Zomato however have been fulfilled by the restaurant’s personal workers, the corporate mentioned.
The message doing the rounds claims that on 11th April, a meals supply made by a “Zomato guy” at an deal with in Shivalik, Malviya Nagar, has led to the household on the mentioned deal with being quarantined after the supply individual tested positive for Covid-19.
Zomato additional mentioned that not one of the different supply fleet of the restaurant has tested positive for coronavirus, and as a precaution, the restaurant has suspended operations.
“Our riders risk their health while providing essential services like cooked food delivery and grocery delivery…We also believe that none of our riders should and would knowingly keep working if they knew they were infected with COVID-19,” the Zomato spokesperson added.
On Wednesday, the net meals ordering platform rolled out a function which permits customers to trace the physique temperature of their meals supply accomplice on the app. Available on the order monitoring display, this function will seize the temperature checked earlier than the supply accomplice picks up an order for supply.