DISASTER RELIEF: The Army has launched an emergency operation to help food ordering and delivery platform Uber Eats, which has been stretched to breaking point during Sydney’s lockdown.
Unprecedented demand for food home delivery has led to a severe shortage of Uber Eats drivers, meaning many customers are receiving their meals cold, or not at all.
“Residents deserve reliable access to food delivery services during this difficult time,” says NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
“That’s why the state government is deploying more than 1500 troops to help deliver food to homes in Greater Sydney.”
It’s understood the state government has also offered assistance to Menulog and Deliveroo.
Separately, the ADF is also helping police enforce public health orders and try to prevent a repeat of the recent anti-lockdown protests.
“The ADF is keen to provide support wherever it can,” says Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell.
“We’re also now deploying troops to homes in Sydney’s east which have been left without cleaners.”
More to come.