Uber may suspend accounts of riders, drivers who test positive for Coronavirus

Uber Technologies Incorporation notified riders and drivers that it may temporarily suspend the accounts of anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus or have been exposed to it. The ride-hailing company made this known on Wednesday.

The company, which has already taken action in some affected markets, said it had a team working around-the-clock to support public health authorities in their response to the epidemic.

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Uber laid out the company’s detailed policy on the outbreak for all riders and drivers on its website, outlining the steps the company has taken to manage the situation.

Uber last month 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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Uber said on Saturday it would offer compensation to drivers and delivery people diagnosed with the Coronavirus or placed in quarantine for up to 14 days.

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