Uber announced on Tuesday (24) a national program that will provide financial assistance for up to 14 days for drivers and deliverers (of the Uber Eats platform) who are with Covid-19 or have quarantined by health agency.
According to the company, 1 million people work with the application in Brazil.
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The amount received will be an average of the driver's daily earnings in the 6 months prior to March 6. If you have been using the app for less than that, the value will be an average from the beginning to the date.
The company also announced that it will deliver resources so that drivers can keep their cars clean. Cities most affected by the coronavirus pandemic will have priority.
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Uber will also offer materials for drivers to keep their cars clean across the country. Partner drivers in the most affected cities will have priority for purchasing these products.
Users should start receiving a message when they request a car, with a request to only travel when necessary.
In the delivery service, Uber sent messages to users, allowing delivery to be made contactless – it is possible to leave an orientation in the app so that the order is left at the door.
Others were also sent to users and drivers, as reminders to wash hands, open car windows and sit in the back seat, for example.
Other companies have also announced
Uber's competitors in the transportation and delivery sector have also announced similar measures. Didi, the company that owns 99, announced a $ 10 million global fund to help sick drivers.
IFood announced a similar fund, in the amount of R $ 1 million, to help couriers who are suspected or have confirmed cases of the disease. The fund aims to guarantee income equal to that of the previous month, in addition to basic baskets and meals.