Uber additionally mentioned that it was additionally sourcing the masks from outdoors the standard provide chain and was donating N95 medical-grade masks saved in places of work to native hospitals.
- Reuters New York
- Last Updated: April 10, 2020, 6:35 PM IST
Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday mentioned it plans to ship hundreds of thousands of face masks to its energetic drivers and meals supply individuals around the globe to assist stop the unfold of the novel coronavirus.
The ride-hailing firm’s vp of security and insurance coverage, Gus Fuldner, in an organization weblog publish additionally mentioned Uber plans to ship almost half 1,000,000 face masks to U.S. drivers positioned within the cities hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
The preliminary face masks order will come from a Chinese firm that usually manufactures electronics and now produces ear-loop masks. But Uber shall be sourcing face masks from all around the world as a long-term dedication, an Uber spokesman mentioned.
Uber mentioned it had shipped its first order of masks to drivers in New York City, the U.S. metropolis with the best variety of infections of COVID-19, the respiratory sickness attributable to the coronavirus.
“We’ve ordered tens of millions of more masks and expect them to arrive in other cities and regions around the world in the coming weeks,” the corporate’s weblog publish mentioned, including that provides have been restricted with healthcare wants taking a precedence.
Ride-hailing demand has grinded to a halt in most U.S. cities, with a majority of Americans now underneath some type of lockdown. But Uber mentioned it has seen a big enhance in restaurant meals deliveries in the course of the pandemic.
Uber on Thursday mentioned it was sourcing the masks from outdoors the standard provide chain and was donating N95 medical-grade masks saved in places of work to native hospitals.
The U.S. authorities has really helpful Americans put on fabric face coverings on a voluntary foundation to stem the unfold of the coronavirus.