Alternative taxi services deliver food instead of people

Coronavirus prevents taxis from taking people, so they are looking for new services.

Taxi services offer food deliveries. Taxi services offer food deliveries. (Source: Sme)

After the government banned taxi services from transporting people due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as of mid March, they have switched to delivering fresh groceries and meals from restaurants. The alternative taxi Bolt has launched Bolt Food service in Bratislava and Hopin also offers a delivery service, delivery of meals as well as purchase and shipping of basic food. The priority remains the safety of clients as well as drivers.

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“Bolt has thousands of customers across Slovakia and food delivery has already been the biggest request for some time,” said Roman Sysel, regional manager of Bolt for central Europe, as cited by the SITA newswire. “Infrastructure and experiences that we have built in our global business in the field of transport of people have provided us with a good background for the extension of this service in Bratislava.”

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