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Uber, the app based cab hiring company has said based on recommendations of local public health authorities, it may restrict driver’s and passenger’s access to the platform if they test positive for coronavirus.

This came in the wake of coronavirus cases rising globally.

Notably, as many as 60 cases have been being reported in India.

While its epicentre was in Wuhan in China, coronavirus has now claimed lives across countries including Iran and Italy.

“Uber will act on the guidance and recommendations of the local public health authorities who may ask that a rider’s or driver’s access to the Uber app be restricted,” Uber said in an e-mailed statement.

An Uber spokesperson was quoted in reports as saying the company has formed a dedicated team of Uber operations, security and safety executives, guided by the advice of a global consulting public health expert, to respond as needed in each market where it operates in South Asia.

The company is supporting drivers and delivery people who are diagnosed with coronavirus or placed in quarantine by a public health authority.

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