The ride-hailing giants Uber and Ola have suspended the shared ride services in India, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The step is taken to encourage the social-networking and prevent the spread of pandemic COVID-19. The users will not be able to use the Uber Pool and Ola share services across the country.
“We are determined to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in the cities we serve. With that in mind, we are suspending the Uber Pool service across India. In line with the Government advisory, we urge people to stay safe and discourage non-essential travel,” a Uber spokesperson said.
“In our efforts to curb the spread of COVID- 19, we are temporarily suspending the ‘Ola Share’ category until further notice,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
To spread of novel Coronavirus, PM Narendra Modi also requested citizens of the country to follow “Janta Curfew” and stays at home. The COVID-19 cases have risen exponentially in the past few days. Currently, India has 278 COVID-19 cases and among them, 23 recovered successfully.