Businesses across the world are scrambling to handle the impact of the Covid-19 virus. Sales figures have dropped off cliffs, employees are retrenched, and business models are torn up due to quarantining, mass isolation and the global shift to working from home.

But one sector seems to be a beneficiary of this international crisis—food delivery. Delivery app Uber Eats saw a 10% weekly spike on orders in the US as a result of mass quarantines, according to a report a report The Information Uber Eats’ U.S.

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Jon Russell is Southeast Asia editor for The Ken based in Bangkok. Originally from the UK, Jon moved to Thailand in 2008. He’s passionate about telling thoughtful business stories, and tracking the impact of the internet in his adopted home of Southeast Asia.

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