17th March 2020 - 2 min read
One of the biggest question marks that came up from the Restricted Movement Order announcement by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin a few hours ago was whether eateries would still be able to operate, and by extension, whether food delivery services such as GrabFood will be able to serve Malaysians.
In a tweet posted just minutes ago, Grab Malaysia has announced that all its services: GrabFood, GrabMart, GrabExpress, and its Transport services will operate as usual.
With regards to the announcement by our Prime Minister's on COVID-19, rest assured that ALL our services: GrabFood, GrabMart, Transport & GrabExpress -will operate as usual. We remain committed to supporting our community as we go through this tough time together as a nation. 1/2
— Grab Malaysia (@GrabMY) March 16, 2020
Now, given the vagueness of the speech from the Prime Minister, nobody is quite certain if eateries will actually be able to operate. That’s because in the list of “essential services” that may still operate as usual, “food supply” is one them. But what exactly does “food supply” mean? That, unfortunately, is still up for debate.
However, the fact that Grab Malaysia has pledged that GrabFood services will continue to operate as usual is a big sigh of relief for many Malaysians who may be working from home or have a boba or chicken nugget craving.
We are expecting more details to come from Grab Malaysia on the Restricted Movement Order and how it’ll affect Grab’s suite of services, and will update this article when we receive them.
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