Uber to require that riders and drivers wear masks to curb coronavirus risks

Uber and Lyft are hoping that the growing use of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak will make customers comfortable enough to climb back into ride-sharing vehicles.

Uber will soon require that both passengers and drivers wear masks or face coverings in certain markets. The company confirmed a CNN report saying that Uber would roll out the new policy in coming weeks. Uber did not specify exactly where the new mandate would apply.

"Today, we continue to ask riders to stay home if they can, while shipping safety supplies to drivers who are providing essential trips," an Uber spokesperson said in an email to CBS News. "At the same time, our teams are preparing for the next phase of recovery, where we will all have a role to play. We'll communicate updates directly to users when ready, but in the meantime we continue to urge all riders and drivers to wear masks or face coverings when using Uber." 

 

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uber-to-require-that-riders-and-drivers-wear-masks-lyft-coronvirus/

 

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