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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

 Competition is heating up in Cambodia's food-delivery market, with foreign and local players seizing upon pandemic-driven demand. (Photo by Bopha Phorn)

PHNOM PENH -- 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.

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