Uber launches medicine delivery in South Africa

According to a news report, UberEats has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) drugs delivery service in South Africa. The company is running this service in partnership with local health group Medicare, which is a network of more than 50 clinics and pharmacies in the country. The partnership will allow UberEats users to seamlessly buy OTC medications from trusted sources and have them delivered to them. According to the general manager of UberEats South Africa Shane Austine, the nationwide lockdown and mobility restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic have created an immediate need to use its platforms to meet consumers’ need for essential items such as medication.