By The Nation
Urai said she worked at a department store in Krabi Noi and had taken maternity leave before her workplace was temporarily shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“My husband was drafted into military service in Nakhon Si Thammarat, and I was left alone,” she said. “I’m eight months into my pregnancy and delivery is expected next month.”
She added that she cannot return to her parents’ house in Phuket because of the lockdown.
“I have to stay in my rented room alone and have spent all my savings. Therefore, I called my friends and Foodpanda for help,” she said.
Ekaphoong Kongpan, the captain at Foodpanda Krabi, said that once he was informed of Urai’s case, he consulted with the manager and his friends.
“We decided to raise funds to buy essential goods and food for her,” he said. “It took only an hour to deliver the donations to her.”