Cambodia’s COVID lockdown puts delivery drivers on the front line

Local apps see digital payments overtake cash for the first time as orders surge.

In more ways than one, Foodpanda delivery driver Pros Savit has become an essential worker.

With his garment worker wife furloughed, the 24-year-old relies on the 80 cents he earns per delivery to feed his extended family of 10 and repay a loan.

And with the Cambodian capital under lockdown since April 15 to combat a sudden coronavirus outbreak, hungry customers are counting on him to keep them fed.

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