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Deliveroo offers free delivery amid growing Sydney cluster

Jessica Yun
·2-min read
Coventry, UK - October 18, 2018 - Delivery food courier guy from Deliveroo checking order via mobile phone.
Deliveroo will offer free delivery on certain restaurants from this weekend, and will make the offer nation-wide from Monday. Source: Getty

Deliveroo has announced it will cover the cost of delivery on more than 130 Northern Beaches restaurants this weekend, as residents in the area are advised to stay home.

From tomorrow (Saturday 19 December), customers won’t cop a delivery fee when they order from certain pizza and burger outfits, well-known Thai restaurants and Italian restaurants in the region.

The offer will also extend nation-wide on Monday, Deliveroo said in a statement, and will include beloved brands such as Gelato Messina, Mary’s and Royal Stacks.

“Deliveroo is committed to helping support the efforts to contain the spread,” said Deliveroo Australia CEO Ed McManus.

“With these latest developments in Sydney, we know our restaurant partners need our support and the festive free delivery is designed to help them through these challenging times.”

The following restaurants are participating from Saturday 19 December to Sunday 27 December:

  • I Love Pizza - Dee Why, Balgowlah, Mona Vale

  • BenBry Burgers - Manly, Dee Why

  • Banana Blossom - Manly, Warringah, Mona Vale

  • DeVita: Tastes of Napoli

  • Chat Thai Manly

  • Little L Mona Vale

The NSW coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 28 cases, a majority of which are located in the Northern Beaches.

Most of them have been traced to Avalon RSL and Avalon Bowling Club.

NSW Health has advised everyone in the entire state to come forward for testing if they experience any symptoms, no matter how mild.

Acting chief medical officer Paul Kelly has sought to reassure Australians amid the concern, and said there were a number of positives.

“This is NSW Health. We know how competent they are and they have gone through these type of events before,” he said on ABC News.

“People will remember the Cross Roads Hotel and other clusters. They know what to do and are doing in the calm, consistent, rapid fashion.

Genome sequencing has revealed that the current cluster is linked to a strain from the United States.

“But how it got to the bowling club and the RSL and then consequently on to this cluster of cases remains somewhat of a mystery at the moment,” Kelly added.

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