Uber to halt car-sharing in UK, France due to coronavirus

Ride-hailing company Uber will suspend its car-sharing service UberPool in London and Paris within hours, Uber confirmed to POLITICO.

UberPool allows users to book trips at lower cost by sharing the car with other passengers traveling in the same direction. The service will stop at 10 p.m. local time in London, and by 8 p.m. local time in Paris.

London and Paris are two of the companys largest markets outside of the United States.

The move comes after the company suspended carpooling earlier today in the United States and Canada to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization has urged people to practice “social distancing,” or keeping a distance of at least 1 meter from others.

“Our goal is to help flatten the curve of community spread in the cities we serve … We remain in close contact with local leaders and will continue to work with them to discourage non-essential travRead More – Source