Uber suspends another driver account because of coronavirus

Uber suspends another driver account because of coronavirus

Sasha Lekach 13/02/2020

The first and only confirmed Covid-19 coronavirus patient in London was diagnosed this week. And it turns out she took an Uber to the hospital to be tested for the virus. 

The woman, identified as a Chinese national who lives in London, had flown into the British capital from China over the weekend and, on Sunday, went to the hospital with symptoms of the Covid-19 coronavirus, according to The Guardian. Her diagnosis wasn't confirmed until Wednesday. So far, nine coronavirus cases have been identified throughout the UK.

Because she took an Uber ride to the hospital, Uber had to act quickly to isolate the driver and thus the virus' potential spread. The ride-share company had been alerted about the affected passenger by Public Health England after her diagnosis.  Read more...

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