- Uber suspended the accounts of 240 Mexican users in an effort to stop the coronavirus dispersing.
- According to Uber Mexico’s Twitter account, the suspended users had ridden with 2 motorists who came into contact with a possible coronavirus case.
- Company Insider has approached Uber for comment.
” On Friday 31 st January, we were handed a notification by public health services in the City of Mexico after asking for information with respect to a user identified by them as being a possible carrier of the coronavirus,” according to a declaration posted on Uber Mexico’s Twitter account in Spanish.
” We received details from Mexico’s public health service company concerning a user of the app who had actually formerly utilized the same automobile as you, and who has a possible diagnosis of coronavirus,” a message from Uber to a user named Norma said in Spanish.
To date, there have actually not been any confirmed cases of the lethal virus in Mexico. Uber isn’t the only major tech business to have acted in the wake of the coronavirus.
Recently, Facebook pledged to limit and get rid of misinformation about the Wuhan coronavirus shared on its platform, while likewise notifying users if something they share is incorrect.
The social networks giant has confirmed to Business Insider that it had actually stopped all non-essential travel to China by its staff, while its workers based in China were also directed to work from house, Bloomberg wrote recently
Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple have actually all placed sharp constraints by themselves staff members’ travel to mainland China.
Because it first emerged in late December in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the coronavirus has actually spread out quickly within mainland China.
To date, there have been 17,000 validated coronavirus cases and 361 deaths in China, while there have actually likewise been 150 verified coronavirus cases outside China, with one person passing away in the Philippines.