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Chinese Abandon Food Delivery Fearing Drivers Will Spread Virus

  • “It freaks me out,” says one customer about delivery dangers
  • Meituan, Alibaba introduce no-touch ‘contactless delivery’
A delivery rider waits to pick up an order in Shanghai on Feb. 3, 2020. 

A delivery rider waits to pick up an order in Shanghai on Feb. 3, 2020. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

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The deadly coronavirus is disrupting China’s enormous food-delivery networks, complicating daily life for millions and straining businesses integral to its economy.