“The health and safety of our customers and driver-partners are Ola’s top priorities,” said an Ola
official. Uber said it has formed a dedicated team of operations, security and safety executives, guided by the advice of a global consulting public health expert, to respond as needed in each market where it operates in South Asia.
“We remain in constant contact with local public health authorities and will continue to follow their advice. We have also communicated their recommendations to our drivers,” said an Uber spokesperson.
Food delivery firms Swiggy
and Zomato said they are also committed to ensuring the safety of their consumers, restaurant partners, delivery partners and employees. Bengaluru-based Swiggy
has started training its delivery partners on how they can mitigate the risk of contracting the virus, as well as on methods to identify symptoms.
Meanwhile, Zomato said that it is regularly sharing best practice advisories with its employees, delivery and restaurant partners. “Our efforts are aimed at ensuring everyone is aware, calm and focused on their well-being,” said a Zomato spokesperson.
Walmart-owned e-commerce firm Flipkart
said that specifically for its supply chain and logistics network, it has organised awareness sessions across all facilities. This includes programmes about how the employees and partners can minimise their exposure by following simple precautionary measures and good hygiene practices.