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Coronavirus pandemic leaves gig economy workers exposed

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

PARIS - Countries are making unprecedented sacrifices in the fight against the coronavirus - but the luxury of getting burgers and sushi delivered is not one of them.
As more and more countries impose lockdowns to stop the spread of infections, urban consumers are still ordering food online and resorting to ride-hailing apps to get around.
The result is that on the empty streets of Paris, Milan and other European cities under lockdown, drivers and couriers are among the last group of workers to be going about their duties as normal. Many feel they simply have no choice but to keep working...
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