Alibaba-backed food delivery giant announced Wednesday that it will allocate an initial fund of RMB 20 million ($3 million) to help alleviate the operational pressures merchants have faced as a result of China’s pandemic prevention measures. The proceeds will be distributed in the form of cash commission reimbursements to merchants in areas that had been placed in full or partial lockdowns in the first two months of this year. All the reimbursement transactions will be completed before the end of April, the company said.’s move comes one day after rival Meituan announced similar measures to help businesses impacted by Covid regulations. The two Chinese food delivery giants are heeding last month’s call from regulators for tech platforms to cut fees for restaurants suffering amid ongoing coronavirus outbreaks. [NetEase, in Chinese]