15.05.2020

Uber has introduced new safety regulations for passengers and drivers

Uber has introduced new safety regulations for passengers and drivers

Uber has announced new rules for transportation of passengers due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company published a statement on Wednesday, May 13.

From May 18, drivers who don’t wear personal protective equipment won’t be able to use the official application.

Drivers will be required to make a masked selfie before each journey, and this will be controlled by facial recognition technology.

These measures will last until the end of June in the United States, Canada, India and countries of Latin America and Europe.

Mask requirements will also be introduced for passengers. In addition, they will be required to disinfect their hands before each journey, and they will only be allowed to move in the back seat, with windows opened. 

The company has also allocated $50 million to purchase personal protective equipment, such as masks, disinfectant sprays and wipes, hand sanitizers and gloves. More than 23 million masks were provided to Uber drivers around the world during the last week.

In Moscow, from April 11, taxi drivers have been required to check passengers QR-passes before the trip, and from May 12, users of the capital's taxi aggregators are required to wear masks because of the previously mandatory mask regime in public transport and other public places.

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