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Coronavirus forces Uber to isolate 240 accounts in Mexico to assess possible contagion

The growing spread of the Coronavirus has been worrying authorities and governments, but also the large multinationals, which are trying to contribute to the contention of possible contagions. Last week, technological giants took preventive measures, preventing their workers from traveling to China, except in cases of critical business.

Uber took drastic measures in Mexico, suspending 240 user accounts with possible contact with infected people. The users in question traveled with two partner drivers who had contact with a possible case of Coronavirus, the company said in a statement on its Twitter account. The platform will collaborate with the authorities to try to isolate a possible case of contagion. We will keep users and drivers informed about the evolution of their accounts, says the company.

Confirmation of the possible contaminated passenger was given by the Ministry of Health of Mexico City, noting that the Uber driver transported the passenger from Los Angeles. The authorities said there are no symptoms of other people who have had contact with the person in question, including hotel or Uber workers since 10 days after contact, but all will be monitored for up to 14 days.

Accordingly, according to Uber's containment protocol, the company estimates that 240 people traveled with drivers and decided to suspend their accounts during the assessment process, with the aim of also sharing information with the Ministry of Health's prevention agents.

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