Coronavirus USA Updates: Uber to require drivers, riders to wear face masks

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Coronavirus USA Updates: Uber to require drivers, riders to wear face masks
Coronavirus USA Updates: Uber to require drivers, riders to wear face masks

Uber will require both drivers and riders to wear face coverings, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News.

The policy will be implemented in several countries, including the United States, soon, the spokesperson said.

“We’ll communicate updates directly to users when ready, but in the meantime, we continue to urge all riders and drivers to wear masks or face coverings when using Uber,” Uber said in a statement.

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The ride-sharing company is in the process of developing technology to detect whether or not drivers are wearing face coverings before they start accepting trips, the spokesperson said. It also is working on ways to hold riders accountable.

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In early April, Uber began shipping disinfectant sprays and millions of face masks to drivers and delivery people worldwide, as well as started urging riders to wear face coverings.

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