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Coronavirus

Japan's delivery services scramble for staff amid pandemic

Demae-can sees 20% jump in orders, while Yoshinoya adjusts takeaway options

Food delivery website Demae-can has started to recruit staff from restaurants affected by the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Demae-can)

TOKYO -- Japanese restaurant chains are facing headwinds from the coronavirus outbreak, while food delivery businesses scramble to hire more staff as they experience a jump in demand amid the crisis that has paralyzed the economy.

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