The local management of the world’s leading ride-hailing app, Uber, has denied reports that it has suspended operations in Ghana following the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
This follows the circulation of messages on social media which sought to create the impression that the services of the company had been suspended as a result of the cases of the deadly Coronavirus confirmed in the country.
According to one of the messages shared on social media by a supposed Uber Drivers Association, the drivers had suspended their services indefinitely.
The said association said the decision was taken due the spread of the COVID-19 in Accra.
“As at Saturday, 14th March, 2020, two of our drivers were showing symptoms of the disease. They have gone for medical examination and waiting for their samples to be tested” the statement added.
But in a rebuttal sighted by Citi Business News, the Country Manager of Uber Ghana, Jessica Poku, assured riders that the app is operating without any challenges.
She however mentioned that Uber is working to distribute disinfectants to drivers across the country, as part of several measures to protect drivers and riders as well as the general public from the disease.
Ghana has so far recorded 6 cases of the COVID-19 involving Ghanaians and foreign nationals. All the cases have been described as imported as the affected persons traveled into the country from different countries.
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