(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday began the suspension from riding on the road-from a platform in the United States and Canada, and to limit the spread of the corona virus.
FILE PHOTO: An Uber sticker is visible to the driver, Margaret Bordelon, the car is in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O’hare
For the pooled option, which allows riders to travel at reduced rates, sharing the car with up to three other passengers traveling in the same direction is not enabled, users opening the app in the two countries.
“Our goal is to help flatten out the curve of the community is spread out in the towns and cities that we serve, and the senior vice president of Uber Rides, and a Platform by Andrew Macdonald said in a statement.
A spokesman said, similar steps are outside of the united states and Canada would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
A regular ride, and the company’s food-delivery platform, Uber is Eating is available, but Uber said it is in contact with the local authorities to adapt the activities as necessary.
In north America, the bulk of Uber’s revenues, but the combined running and only a small fraction of all entries, the dates of the cities in the US, it showed.
Lyft Inc., Uber’s smaller North American competitors, on a Monday, did not respond to a request for comment on the riding’s policy.
In the respiratory tract, the virus began to spread rapidly throughout the United States, killing at least 83 people as of Monday, and the infection of more than 4,600 Americans.
The White House on Monday called on the people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, and called for the closure of the bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues in the states, where local virus transmission exists. Some of the state and the local governments are independent, binding constraints at those locations.
Beginning on Monday, Uber users in the US and Canada, and also a message to remind them to think about it as the ride, they are going to be books, it is of vital importance and to travel only when necessary,” the images of the Uber revealed.
The riders will also be asked to ensure the safety of their drivers by washing their hands before and after you ride, sitting in the back seat and rolls down the window, in order to improve the air flow.
Uber has previously said it will have to compensate the drivers and delivery people that have been diagnosed with the corona virus, or have been placed in quarantine by health officials for up to fourteen (14) days.
Report by Tina Bellon in New York; editing by Richard Pullin