Ridesharing company Uber is now thinking about paying its drivers that have been quarantined and diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Yesterday they have said in a statement that their drivers have constantly complained about having to drive lots of strangers every single day with a lack of health insurance and benefits amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The current situation has left a vast majority of drivers and delivery workers extremely anxious about his or her safety and health.
Uber is now considering ways to compensate its drivers amidst the outbreak as a response they have not yet explain how they will do it, the brand statement says:
“Our global team tasked with handling its response to the outbreak is exploring compensation for drivers who have been quarantined or diagnosed with coronavirus, whether independently, through a fund, or in partnership with peer companies.”
The above statement comes due to a letter sent by Virginia’s Senator Mark Warner expressing concern over how uber need to take steps at high-level protecting its workers around the globe amidst the outbreak.
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