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App-based food deliveries soar amid fine dust pollution

Application-based food delivery orders jumped nearly 8 percent over the weekend compared with a week earlier due to high concentrations of fine dust air pollution, the country's leading food delivery app said Wednesday.

From Friday to Sunday the number of app-based food delivery orders soared by 240,000 to 3.34 million, compared with a week ago, according to Baedal Minjok, or Baemin. 


"At this time of year, app-based food orders used to decline due to rising temperatures. But this year an increasing number of people are placing app-based orders," a Baemin spokesman said.

Smaller rival Yogiyo reported a 25 percent increase in app-based delivery during the same period. (Yonhap)