Uber, like other companies, is implementing preventive measures against Coronavirus. The most recent is the suspension of shared travel in the United States and Canada.
The decision was advanced by Reuters and Uber on Twitter. Users in these countries will no longer have the option to share travel. While sharing trips saves money, it is a huge risk of contagion to have several people in the car.
As Coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, Uber does what it can. Its vice president, Andrew Macdonald says the company is striving to “stop the spread of the disease in the cities where Uber operates”.
For now, this measure will only be implemented in the United States and Canada. However, the company claims to be analyzing other markets to see if it is necessary to do the same. It was preferable.
Competition did not take the same measures
One of the competing apps for Uber, Lyft, has not taken the same steps. The application continues to offer the option of sharing trips. In this case, private transportation companies should take the example of Uber.
Considering the size of the population in the United States, the simple act of sharing a car trip can increase the risk of spreading the disease. The truth is that little care is needed at this difficult time in our society.