Uber To Suspend Accounts Of Drivers, Clients Diagnosed or Exposed to Coronavirus


Taxi-hailing app Uber Technologies has announced that it may temporarily suspend the accounts of anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus or have been exposed to it.

The company also says it is putting in place strategies to protect drivers and customers especially in affected areas.

This includes compensation to drivers and delivery people diagnosed with the coronavirus or placed in quarantine for up to 14 days.

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“We have a dedicated global team, guided by the advice of a consulting public health expert, working to respond in every market where we operate around the world. We’ve already helped drivers in some affected areas, and we’re working to quickly implement this worldwide,” said Uber.

Last month, the company suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new coronavirus.

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