Uber, the private transportation app, has released an official statement informing that a possible client infected with coronavirus traveled with two different drivers, and in turn those drivers made more than 200 services in the following days.
The World He alth Organization has already launched the global emergency for the coronavirus, a virus of animal origin and that is still being studied to be able to determine cases of contagion in humans with greater reliability and in less time.
The coronavirus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and the death toll already exceeds 300. It is a worldwide emergency and something that nobody had thought about is public and private transport. If you want to see the status of the coronavirus in real time, a user created an interactive map on Google Maps that is freely accessible and shows where there are new cases of infection.
Uber has informed all users who have been in contact with a person infected with coronavirus. His official statement explains in detail the possible turns that this story could have taken:
The measures that Uber has taken have been to notify users who have been in contact with the two drivers who were related to the supposedly infected with coronavirus, and block their accounts so that they cannot use the service until further notice.
At the end of the statement, Uber calls for consistency and asks that they only follow information from official channels. This is because hoaxes are emerging around the coronavirus that create unnecessary social alarm at this time.
It is Uber's way of fighting the spread of the coronavirus It is true that it is a somewhat short measure, but another option would be that the information of those blocked customers be shared with Cabify and with a taxi, or with the authorities to stop the possible spread of the coronavirus as soon as possible.
The first thing that we have said cannot be done, since there is a law that prohibits it, and it is the data protection law, but from here we hope that it is only a warning and those users return soon back to normal and can continue using Uber.