Also supporting with supplies of hand sanitizers to keep restaurant goers safe
As restaurants began to reopen after the government lifted the countrywide shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, following health guidelines became imperative to prevent the diners from being infected with the coronavirus.
The government issued a set of guidelines to be strictly followed by hotels and restaurants following their reopening.
From the private sector, delivery service foodpanda stepped forward by installing hand-sanitising stations at 100 popular restaurants in the capital and other major cities.
Alongside placing those stations, foodpanda is also supporting with supplies of hand sanitizers to keep restaurant goers safe, said a press release.
Besides 50 popular eateries in the capital-- BFC, Chillox and Salam’s Kitchen to name a few-- 50 other restaurants from district and divisional level cities will receive the care stations within the end of November.
Since the outbreak, foodpanda has been proactively reaching out to riders on preventive measures for Covid-19, at the same time encouraging customers to use online payment options through their debit or credit card- a cashless payment method to minimize contact.
To curb the spread of Covid-19 from riders to customers, contactless doorstep delivery is being availed for customers.
It has also adopted precautionary measures to protect its riders from Covid-19 by providing the entire fleet of riders across Bangladesh with facemasks and hand sanitizers.
Riders will have their temperatures checked daily at the hub offices before commencing work.
foodpanda has also partnered with Lifebuoy to give out Lifebuoy handwashes to all riders and restaurant partners to ensure regular hand washing is practiced both at work and at home.
Among other eateries, Burger King, the world-famous fast food franchisee brand, is operating in Bangladesh since its inception in the country by adhering to international health and safety standards set by World Health Organization (WHO).
Burger King has already put in markers on the floors, chairs and tables across its restaurants for customers to maintain social distancing.