‘All food delivery riders must register, get vaccinated’

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Many youngsters have taken up food delivery during the MCO. Registered food delivery services ensure their riders are vaccinated for typhoid. — Filepic

INDEPENDENT food delivery riders in Selangor must register with the local councils if they are not already signed up with any business establishment.

To be legal riders, they should also get vaccinated against typhoid, says Selangor local government, public transportation and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han.

He said many youngsters have become food delivery riders when the demand for food delivery increased due to the movement control order (MCO).

“We want all local councils to have details of riders who are not part of any registered establishments and ensure that they are properly vaccinated.

“Our aim is to ensure the riders are in good health and to protect the public who order food delivery,” he added.

Ng said local councils could stop unlicensed riders from delivering food.

“Even those who have opened online food business for the Ramadan period must comply to high hygiene standards and get the typhoid vaccinations,” he said.

Typhoid is an infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhimurium and is spread by contaminated food or water.

It spreads between individuals by direct contact with the faeces of an infected person due to failure to thoroughly wash hands after going to the toilet.

No animals carry this disease, so transmission is always human to human. Typhoid infection can cause high fever, diarrhoea and vomiting, which can be fatal.

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