The SME minister Lex Delles said emergency grocery deliveries via corona.letzshop.lu were an ‘important service’. Library picture: Lex Delles speaks at a press breakfast in January 2019. Photo credit: Patricia Pitsch/Maison Moderne
The emergency online grocery platform corona.letzshop.lu received 1,000 orders in its first 5 days of operation.
“Among the products ordered, milk, tuna and pasta were the most popular,” Lex Delles, the minister for small and medium-sized enterprises (DP), tweeted on 24 March.
“This high demand proves the importance of providing such a specialised service to vulnerable people,” Delles wrote.
The corona.letzshop.lu service started on Thursday and delivers essential goods to residents who cannot get to a supermarket themselves, such as people aged 65 and over and those with physical disabilities. The site is available in French and German.
In addition to online orders, the service accepts telephone purchases (8002 9292) for those without internet access, with an invoice sent via the post.