Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday begins a Covid-19 vaccination drive in the Capital city of Odisha for food delivery partners Zomato and Swiggy.
The BMC has made arrangement of special camp for the Swiggy and Zomato delivery partners at 7th Battalian high school and even for the Staff of Restaurants Association of Odisha at UPHC IRC Village, Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar.
BMC Zonal Deputy Commissioner Anshuman Rath said, “Around 1200 delivery boys of Swiggy will be vaccinated today and tomorrow. Vaccination of Zomato delivery boys will begin from Monday. We further plan to vaccinate delivery agents of other aggregators and medical stores on priority basis.”
The special drive was initiated to make home delivery safe for the citizens. More such groups will be vaccinated in coming days, said BMC official.
The second wave, however, is far more contagious, leaving frontline workers at the risk of catching the virus as they spend time shuttling between eateries and delivering packages.