MEXICO CITY (reuters) – Chinese ride-hailing company is A Chuxing, told Reuters on Thursday that he had made a $10 million fund for the support of the drivers and carriers who have been diagnosed with the corona virus, as companies around the world are wrestling with the question of how the pandemic.
The logo is A Chuxing has been seen on A railway station in Beijing, China, January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
The fund will support A programs, drivers, and carriers in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Japan, and Mexico, follow the same steps to be followed in the operation of the domestic market of China.
If the virus is increasing worldwide, and its companies, the so-called gig economy has come under pressure as the people who work on their platforms, and are typically classified as independent contractors, there is sick leave and other benefits as well.
“The health of the partners and passengers is our top priority, and we hope that this fund will help to support and protect the safety and security of the platform,” A President, Jean Liu, said in a statement.
The amount of the aid, as well as drivers and couriers will be received, and the length of time that they have in the account, were still being determined, A spokesperson said, adding that drivers and carriers will have more information on the company, on a country-specific basis in the next couple of days.
“We have worked quickly to define the details of, and the provision of information locally as soon as possible,” the spokesman said.
She’s arch-nemesis, the San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc said on Saturday it will be offering compensation for drivers, and delivery people that have been diagnosed with the corona virus, or quarantine it for up to 14 days in the markets in which it operates around the world.
In Latin America, the fund represents an opportunity for A building of goodwill as the ride comes to regulation is to be developed in countries such as Chile and Colombia, said Gonzalo Araujo, a former Uber executive who is now a partner at Orza, a Bogota-based public affairs firm.
“It serves them well to have a positive discussion on these issues,” he said.
In China, where the corona virus was created in December, She offered a daily allowance to the drivers who have been hospitalized with the disease, and free transportation to medical workers, among other programs.
Reporting by Julia Love; Editing by Cynthia Osterman