A delivery rider in George Town prepares to deliver meals and groceries amid Malaysia’s lockdown. Photo: AFP A delivery rider in George Town prepares to deliver meals and groceries amid Malaysia’s lockdown. Photo: AFP
A delivery rider in George Town prepares to deliver meals and groceries amid Malaysia’s lockdown. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Malaysia’s food delivery workers help nation stay connected amid lockdown

  • In a country where eating, cooking and sharing food is a national pastime, delivery services provide a way to bond socially while in physical isolation
  • The drivers are applauded for their efforts, but as gig workers they lack a social safety net to fall back on and complain of poor working conditions

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A delivery rider in George Town prepares to deliver meals and groceries amid Malaysia’s lockdown. Photo: AFP A delivery rider in George Town prepares to deliver meals and groceries amid Malaysia’s lockdown. Photo: AFP
A delivery rider in George Town prepares to deliver meals and groceries amid Malaysia’s lockdown. Photo: AFP
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