Guzman Y Gomez Is Getting Rid Of Delivery Fees To Help People Self-Isolating

Thousands of people across Australia are self-isolating at home due to the coronavirus.

They’ll have to shack up at home for the next two weeks to ensure Covid-19 doesn’t get passed around the community.

Hopefully they will have stocked up on essentials (but not over done it) and they’ll have food to last them through the fortnight.

But if you do find yourself wanting some takeaway, you are usually hit with some big delivery fees. That is, if you don’t buy from Guzman y Gomez.

The Mexican fast food chain, which has more than 100 stores across Australia, is ditching delivery fees to help people during the coronavirus outbreak.

In coordination with Deliveroo, those people who are gagging for a burrito or some chips can order whatever they want and pay a little less than what they normally would.

The deal will last until March 29, so there’s plenty of time to put your order in.

Hopefully, either Deliveroo or Guzman y Gomez will compensate the delivery drivers and they won’t be expected to be handing out all this food without a bit of coin in their pocket.

Even though you will be saving money on the delivery fee, it would still be nice to give the person giving you your burrito some money.

Guzman Y Gomez Is Getting Rid Of Delivery Fees To Help People Self-Isolating
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There will be a hell of a lot of pressure on these people (not just food delivery, but services of all kinds across the country), as the coronavirus continues to spread through Australia and the world.

There have been a little more than 400 people infected in the country, with five confirmed deaths and 27 recoveries.

Globally, there have been more than 182,000 infections, with the majority of those being in China (80,881) and Italy (27,980).

Countries and regions around the world have begun introducing strict measures on how people are supposed to go about their daily lives.

Guzman Y Gomez Is Getting Rid Of Delivery Fees To Help People Self-Isolating
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The EU commission has set out a proposal to ban all non-essential arrivals into EU countries from nations outside the bloc for at least 30 days in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19.

US President Donald Trump said people should avoid meeting in groups of 10 or more, as well as avoid bars, restaurants and food courts.

Mr Trump told a news conference: “It seems to me if we do a really good job, we’ll not only hold the death down to a level that’s much lower than the other way had we not done a good job, but people are talking about July, August.”

Australians have also been told to follow the self-isolation or face a hefty penalties.