Amid the outbreak of coronavirus in India, food delivery chains Zomato and Swiggy have taken precautionary measures for all their employees, especially the delivery guys who travel more and get in touch with more people on a daily basis than the rest. A report in News18 mentioned that Swiggy has informed all their employees to self-quarantine themselves for the recommended period in case they find any noticeable symptoms of COVID-19. The food-delivery app has further ensured to bear all the financial expenses of an employee’s medical treatment in case the person tests positive for the coronavirus. Also Read - Hugs From Afar, Writes Sophie Trudeau in Heartfelt Note After Getting Coronavirus Possibly From London Trip

The report quoted an official spokesperson of Swiggy saying, “To ensure their financial safety, we are committed to supporting them financially in such situations.” The popular delivery app has started regular programmes to educate their employees about the infection that includes information about the right method of hand-washing and symptoms associated with the pandemic. Awareness of maintaining respiratory hygiene and identifying the right way of communicating with customers by avoiding physical contact is also being taught to the employees. Also Read - Coronavirus Scare: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Promotes 'Namaste' to Fight COVID-19 in Her Latest Instagram Post



Zomato, too, has taken steps to take care of both its employees and customers in the current times. The food-delivery app has asked its employees to exercise their right to work from home depending on their best judgement. The company has also established an internal emergency response team to specifically deal with employees and users seeking support. All the partner apps and SMS services are being utilised to broadcast the best practices to stay away from coronavirus. Information regarding the COVID-19 testing laboratory locations as revealed by the health ministry is also being given. Also Read - Salman Khan And Hrithik Roshan Cancel Their April US Concert Tours Due to Coronavirus Scare