As China embraces rapid rises in Covid infections, Meituan and, two major on-demand delivery platforms, are increasing subsidies to ease tight delivery capacity. On-demand deliveries have faced fulfillment difficulties amid a surge in take-out orders and a shortage of delivery riders. In Shanghai, Meituan said it subsidized RMB 8 million ($1.15 million) in delivery fees within a week, attracting nearly 5,000 new riders to participate. The company will push for more than RMB 20 million in subsidies in the region in the coming month. Alibaba’s said the number of riders in Beijing has largely returned to the levels before the current wave, with the firm giving riders in the capital city an average of RMB 3,000 in extra rewards for running orders for 15 consecutive days. [LatePost, in Chinese]