The iFood has announced, this Wednesday (the 20th), which will double the fund for the support of the restaurants. From now on, the$ 100 million will be allocated to businesses to assist them through the multi – COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. The people responsible for the app-delivery have also announced new measures to help young cyclists.
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The fund for the support of the food it’s a as announced by iFood in march due to the impact of the new coronavirus in Brazil. At that time, the startup has separated the$ 50 million to be used for up to 2 April, with the purpose of helping the business premises during the pandemic.
This past Wednesday (the 20th), and the iFood has given the survival to the actions that are used to assist the restaurants. In a statement to the press, the company stated that it will increase the fund to$ 100 million. Already in the period of the action, before it is expected to be closed in may, will be extended until the 30th of June of that year.
“The initiative will benefit the restaurants in the whole of Brazil, especially of small-and medium-sized enterprises (smes) that will remain with your commissions reduced by, and to win each and every application”, explains.
Other measures that are already existing will be preserved. According to the iFood, the startup will continue to make payments in advance for the restaurants. In addition to this, the service is “To Withdraw,” will remain at the rates to zero.
The iFood also introduced innovations to assist with the delivery people. In addition to distributing the kits, alcohol gel, masks, and material, and to provide a fund of$ 1 million, the company has extended help to the partners who have symptoms of the disease:
“As of right now, the partners are supported by the solidarity fund, which helps those who have symptoms of the covid-19, you can stay away from much more than the 14 days as recommended by the health authorities), and 28 days old, having the ability to focus on the recovery of his health. And with it, the delivery person receives from the fund, the solidarity value is based on the average of its return in the last 30 days, the rate for 28-day quarantine.”
The iFood has also extended the period of assistance to shippers who are a part of the at-risk group until the end of December. According to the company, the value of the aid will also be based on the average of the funds prior to the delivery partner.
More than$ 14 million has been allocated to initiatives directed solely to the delivery people,” according to the startup.