REFILE-FOCUS-Online meal delivery firms knocked off course by coronavirus crisis

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* Most takeaway food apps experience drop in use in Europe

* Some branch into grocery delivery, cut fees to restaurants

* Coronavirus slows fast-growing meal delivery sector

* People prefer to cook at home amid lockdown

By Anna Rzhevkina, Hilary Russ and Toby Sterling

GDYNIA/NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, April 7 (Reuters) – The lockdown of millions of people at home across the globe due to the coronavirus should have been the perfect recipe for success for the burgeoning online meal delivery market.

But some of the world’s largest players, including Uber Eats and Just Eat, which is being bought by, have been hit by a double whammy: restaurant suppliers have been ordered to shut and with more time at home to cook for themselves, some people appear to have lost their appetite for takeaway.

While many restaurants have switched to offering takeaway, giving

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Amid coronavirus crisis, Trump leans on a new media friend

President Trump calls on a reporter during the daily coronavirus news briefing at the White House. <span class="copyright">(Win McNamee / Getty Images)</span>
President Trump calls on a reporter during the daily coronavirus news briefing at the White House. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

President Trump has made contentious exchanges with reporters a feature of his daily coronavirus briefings, often using personal invective to bulldoze past questions about shortfalls with masks, ventilators and testing and his own past statements.

But he has shown an altogether different response to one lesser-known media outlet that he has turned to repeatedly as a safety net, frequently citing them by name:

“OAN, please.”

At one recent briefing, Trump called on the outlet twice and elicited two versions of the same question — or statement.

“Mr. President, your approval ratings have been the highest they’ve ever been, as well as the ratings on your handling of the virus,” Jenn Pellegrino, the OAN correspondent seated among the press, said Sunday. “Yet there are some networks that are saying they’re

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