Uber says it should provide 10 million free rides and deliveries to well being care employees, seniors and other people in want because the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated in an announcement Tuesday the ride-hailing service already affords free rides and meals to well being care employees within the U.Ok.
“Thanks to the healthcare employees who’re saving lives,” Khosrowshahi stated in an announcement. “Thanks to the drivers, supply individuals and eating places who’re supporting them. And thanks to all of the riders who’re doing their half by staying dwelling. Working collectively, we are able to cease this virus and assist our communities get better.”
Uber inspired extra cities, hospitals and different companies to achieve out for assist with rides or meals deliveries.
Final week, ride-hailing service Lyft stated it was exploring authorities and well being care partnerships the place drivers might ship medical provides, meals and different vital gadgets.
Because the COVID-19 outbreak upends the economic system, a number of corporations have stepped as much as present assist. Automakers, together with Ford and GM, began making ventilators, whereas retailer Hole stated it shifted manufacturing facility companions to begin making private protecting gear for well being care employees.
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