S Korean unicorn Coupang stretched by order surge as coronavirus cases rise

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As South Korea’s coronavirus cases leapt above 5,000 this week, mask-wearing workers at a logistics centre run by e-commerce firm Coupang Corp raced to disinfect trucks and load thousands of boxes of microwavable rice, disposable diapers and kitchen towels.

“In the past, we used to go out with the truck half full, but these days, there’s so much to deliver there are leftover packages after filling the truck completely,” 27-year-old Jung Im-hong, a contract delivery driver, told Reuters.

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