Uber Technologies Incorporating is taking lots of precautions over the Coronavirus outbreak. Accounts of riders/drivers who has tested positive or have been exposed to the pandemic may be temporarily suspended. The ride company had already taken action in some of the affected countries.
Uber, says it has a team working efficiently in a bid to support health authorities as regards the pandemic. 240 accounts of its users in Mexico were suspended last month. These users, were believed to have recently come in contact with someone possibly infected with the Coronavirus.
Uber, has laid out it’s company detailed policy as regards the outbreak for all drivers and riders on its website. Uber, also said that it has come up with a compensation plan. This is for drivers and delivery people diagnosed with the Coronavirus or placed in quarantine for up to 14 days.
In a related development, the federal government of Nigeria has restricted international operations to two of its international airport. The numbers of countries classified as high risk has increased to fifteen.
Three of Nigeria’s airports to be closed includes – Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport.
The Director – General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, said the three airports will be closed March the 21.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, will remain open. But, there will be no flight operations allowed from the 15 coronavirus high risk countries. Movements from these 15 countries have been restricted into Nigeria.
More decisions are being made to ensure that Nigeria reduces the spread of the viral disease.
The Nigeria Senate, had on Wednesday, March 18, urged the federal government to shut down all international airports. The Lagos and Abuja international airports were exempted in a bid to easily monitor the viral disease.
Airlines operating regionally and internationally, were recently given directives by the government to implement the use of “yellow card”. The “yellow card” is an international certificate of vaccination issued by the World Health Organisation. The directive, comes originally from the federal ministry of health. The” yellow card” now serves as a travel requirement.
Also, the government has banned all travels outside Nigeria by officials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies till further notice.