JLT Dining questions Zomato delivery hygiene during coronavirus outbreak

The Dubai restaurant listings platform has asked customers not to order from the company

JLT dining questioned the hygiene of Zomato's drivers
JLT dining questioned the hygiene of Zomato's drivers

Zomato has come under fire about the hygiene of its delivery drivers during the current coronavirus pandemic in a series of tweets from a local Dubai restaurants listings platform.

JLT Dining called on people to not use the food aggregator after receiving “more and more reports from restaurants in JLT about Zomato UAE riders turning up to collect delivery orders without wearing masks, gloves, or having access to hand sanitizer.”

According to JLT Dining, some had only makeshift masks, if any at all, and it encouraged restaurants to turn away delivery drivers without the proper equipment or that aren’t correctly practicing contactless delivery.

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Zomato has previously come under fire for charging its restaurant partners for a hygiene audit during the Covid-19 outbreak, and is also under pressure to reduce commission to restaurants with campaigns from writers FooDiva and Food Sheikh.

Zomato has been approached for comment.

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