This article was co-authored by Emma Lee.

Over the past month, China has been battling the spread of a lethal strain of novel Covid-19. As of this writing, the outbreak has claimed more than 1,000 lives in China and infected over 37,000 individuals—rendering it more deadly than the 2003 SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak, according to the latest figures released by Chinese officials.

The epidemic has severely affected almost all businesses in China, and the food delivery sector is no exception.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com. More by Nicole Jao

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com. More by Emma Lee