Here’s some good news for those who cannot or are unable to cook food at home. GrabFood and Foodpanda announced that they have resumed operations and are back online Tuesday, March 17, 1:30PM. The announcement was posted on their respective Facebook pages.
“As clarified by the leadership of the Department of Trade and Industry, Foodpanda is allowed to operate along with other food services platforms as providers of basic necessities,” announced Foodpanda.
GrabFood and GrabExpress will resume operations with a skeletal delivery-fleet.
Last March 16, the island of Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine by the Philippine government in an effort to slow down and stop the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. This suspended many services, including mass public transportation, land, air and sea travel, and mall and retail operations.
Everyone is also advised to strictly stay in their homes, going out only to buy necessities like food and medicine.