Just Eat Takeaway.com NV (LON:JET) and other takeaway delivery firms could experience a “short term demand uptick” as coronavirus caused people to spend more time at home, according to analysts at UBS.

“Early data from most markets impacted by [coronavirus] suggests an uptick in terms of meal delivery demand”, the Swiss bank said in a note on Thursday, although they want on to warn that over the longer term the companies could find themselves under pressure from supply chain disruption as the outbreak progressed.

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“What happened in China illustrates some of the risks with supply disruption and safety concerns impacting volumes… A prolonged disruption could have a more lasting impact on the restaurant supply, particularly for outlets mostly dependent on dining-in”, UBS said.

Analysts also warned that a prolonged outbreak could also result in a shortage of delivery drivers, although this was less likely to be an issue in markets at the earlier stages of an outbreak.

Fears over longer-term disruption appeared to be at the forefront of investor’s minds, as JET shares slipped 7.6% to 5,595p in mid-afternoon trading.