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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new coronavirus.

The newly identified coronavirus, which is believed to have originated late last year from illegally traded wildlife at an animal market in Wuhan, China, has created alarm because it spreads quickly and there are still important unknowns surrounding it.

There are no confirmed cases in Mexico and all nine suspected cases were later declared negative.

Uber said in a statement posted on its Twitter account that two drivers may have transported a user who is possibly infected with the new coronavirus. It added the suspended users should contact health authorities if they develop symptoms.
 

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Interesting. How did Uber know that the two passengers could have had coronavirus? It's very strange to know that kind of thing. Did the passengers contact them to let them know they might have the virus?

If Uber has the power or capabilities to know which drivers might have transported someone with the virus, then it would probably make us more cautious about the people we choose to transport. Just imagine, especially here in OC/LA where there's a HUGE population of Chinese, I wonder how many drivers will get suspended for being suspected of transporting somebody with the virus. Although the virus doesn't choose nationalities, it is a fact that it originated from China, and this time of the year is the Lunar New Year so many Chinese people went back to China to celebrate and came back here. If there's a possibility of being suspended by Uber, maybe drivers will avoid picking up people with Chinese sounding names.
 

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Uber suspended 240 in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected?

Of all possible countries, that is the only one which is being reported?

And Uber confirmed in a Tweet it affects two drivers?

How on earth did they make the leap from 2 to 240.

Our earnings never make that leap even with surge.
 

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new coronavirus.

The newly identified coronavirus, which is believed to have originated late last year from illegally traded wildlife at an animal market in Wuhan, China, has created alarm because it spreads quickly and there are still important unknowns surrounding it.

There are no confirmed cases in Mexico and all nine suspected cases were later declared negative.

Uber said in a statement posted on its Twitter account that two drivers may have transported a user who is possibly infected with the new coronavirus. It added the suspended users should contact health authorities if they develop symptoms.
Suddenly, Uber has a conscience? Right.
 

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new coronavirus.

The newly identified coronavirus, which is believed to have originated late last year from illegally traded wildlife at an animal market in Wuhan, China, has created alarm because it spreads quickly and there are still important unknowns surrounding it.

There are no confirmed cases in Mexico and all nine suspected cases were later declared negative.

Uber said in a statement posted on its Twitter account that two drivers may have transported a user who is possibly infected with the new coronavirus. It added the suspended users should contact health authorities if they develop symptoms.
How the hell is Uber going to know who has Corona Virus? They can't even pay my cancellation fees correctly.
 

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new coronavirus.

The newly identified coronavirus, which is believed to have originated late last year from illegally traded wildlife at an animal market in Wuhan, China, has created alarm because it spreads quickly and there are still important unknowns surrounding it.

There are no confirmed cases in Mexico and all nine suspected cases were later declared negative.

Uber said in a statement posted on its Twitter account that two drivers may have transported a user who is possibly infected with the new coronavirus. It added the suspended users should contact health authorities if they develop symptoms.
God forbid this Virus blows up in Mexico !

How the hell is Uber going to know who has Corona Virus? They can't even pay my cancellation fees correctly.
How the Hell can Uber suspend Drivers on FALSE CLAIMS OF IMPAIRMENT !?!?

PAX WILL SAY " MY DRIVER COUGHED" FOR FREE RIDES NOW!

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Uber suspended 240 in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected?

Of all possible countries, that is the only one which is being reported?

And Uber confirmed in a Tweet it affects two drivers?

How on earth did they make the leap from 2 to 240.

Our earnings never make that leap even with surge.
Reuters.
Uber suspended 240 in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected?

Of all possible countries, that is the only one which is being reported?

And Uber confirmed in a Tweet it affects two drivers?

How on earth did they make the leap from 2 to 240.

Our earnings never make that leap even with surge.
 

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U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new coronavirus.
Hardly surprising that this has happened in Mexico.

Probably 240 users have been reported by drivers for getting in their car with a Corona, and Über in its infinite wisdom has interpreted the beer drinkers as virus carriers.

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Interesting twist though. They actually suspended 240 pax who had ridden with the two drivers they mentioned.

Interesting. How did Uber know that the two passengers could have had coronavirus? It's very strange to know that kind of thing. Did the passengers contact them to let them know they might have the virus?
Uber was contacted by the Mexico city health ministry. This article explains everything a bit more.
 

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Thankfully with Ubers strict ID requirements for rider account authentication/verification none of those 240 pax can open duplicate accounts and carry on about their busy day shedding virus.
 
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