Growing calls for better protection of delivery riders in China amid lockdowns

Riders said that they earned between eight yuan (S$1.67) and 20 yuan per order, excluding tips. ST PHOTO: TAN DAWN WEI
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BEIJING - Delivery rider Zhou Xizheng has lost 5kg since the start of the lockdown in Shanghai because he simply does not have time to eat on most days.

Like many fellow riders in the city, the 25-year-old from Anhui province has been waking up at 6am every day and going to bed in the wee hours of the morning, making as many deliveries as possible to the millions confined to their homes.

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