Out of the frying pan, into the fire? Meal couriers sweat amid heatwave

Bicycle courier Edward James Morta from Takeaway drinks water during the heatwave in Utrecht, Netherlands August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw UTRECHT, Netherlands/PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – As Europe braces for another heatwave, one group of workers has little choice but to sweat it out: the couriers shuttling around town getting lunches and dinners to customers.”It’s hot, sometimes really hot. But what can we do? God is in charge of the weather,” says Gennaro Guarracino, 47, who delivers food by scooter around the Italian city of Naples for the company Glovo.