While there are currently no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country, the suspended Uber users had ridden with two drivers who came into contact with a possible coronavirus case.
What We Know:
- The suspended users had ridden with two drivers who came into contact with a possible coronavirus case, according to a statement posted to the company’s Mexican Twitter account. “We will keep users and drivers informed with respect to any update of their accounts,” the company said in the statement, adding that it will work in a coordinated manner with authorities.
- The Mexico City’s Health Ministry confirmed that an Uber driver had carried a passenger from Los Angeles who was possibly infected with the coronavirus.
- The agency said that suspected cases will be isolated and studied to confirm or dispute the possible contagion of the coronavirus.
- Researchers are still researching how the virus can spread from person to person in an attempt to reduce the fear of the illness. For now, the CDC has given preventive measurements for the virus.
There has been no current update about the condition of the uber driver and passenger. There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.