Uber to require face masks for the drivers, the drivers

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By: AFP | Washington |

Posted: May 14, 2020 2:03:44 pm


Uber said it will no longer allow passengers to ride in the front seat, and a reduction in the maximum number of riders in an automobile to the three of them. It had been previously suspended, were combined tours of service. (Image: Bloomberg)

Uber said on Wednesday it was the creation of the masks is mandatory for drivers and passengers, as part of the new health and safety protocols are aimed to instill confidence and trust in the ride-hailing service, as the people from corona virus lockdown. The new policy, effective Monday, drivers will require a lot of markets, and to use the selfie photos are to be certified, they have to wear masks before going online, and it will be both riders and drivers have an option to cancel a booking if the party does not make use of a face cover up.

“If cities and towns are beginning to re-open and people start moving again, the Uber is going to be with the appropriate level of care and the safety of the top of the mind,” chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said. “We all have a role to play in order to help each other to stay healthy while traveling.”

The news comes with the Uber to get to a huge drop in ridership as a result of the global outbreak of the virus, and the subsequent shelter-in-place orders. Uber said that it will commit an additional USD 50 million to buy face masks and hygienic requirements, and should have an update of the app is a safety checklist, and other tools for both riders and drivers. Uber said it will no longer allow passengers to ride in the front seat, and a reduction in the maximum number of riders in an automobile to the three of them. It had been previously suspended, were combined tours of service.

“Every step of the way to safety is an important part of the trip,” Uber’s product manager Sachin Kansal, told an online press conference.

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Kansal said similar safety measures were implemented for the Uber dinner, including efforts to ensure the safety measures taken by Uber to the restaurant, and business partners. The Uber drivers are in the United States of america, Canada, australia, India and most of Europe, Latin america and north America, you will not be allowed if they are not wearing a face covering, according to the company.

The policy will be in place by the end of June, and will be assessed on the basis of the local public health system. The app will be updated in order to provide an appreciation for both the driver and passenger if they’re not wearing masks.

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“Accountability is the key, and it’s going to be in one way or another,” Khosrowshahi said. “That’s why we encourage drivers to make trips, and to cancel, without penalty, if they do not feel safe, even if the rider is not wearing a lampshade.” A participant may also cancel a trip without penalty if the driver does not wear a mask. “Drivers and riders who repeatedly violated the mask policy, it is at risk of losing access to Uber,” the CEO said.

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