CAPE TOWN –Wearing masks proven to slow transmission of the Coronavirus and Uber is now enforcing passengers to prove they’re wearing the appropriate face protection.
If a driver reports a passenger for not wearing a mask, then they’ll be required to upload a mask selfie else they won’t be able to ride again.
Uber drivers are required to upload similar verification selfies to ensure the safety of the passenger.
“It has always been mandatory for both riders and drivers to wear a mask while using the Uber app. Earlier this year, Uber rolled out innovative technology designed to verify that drivers on Uber and Uber Eats are wearing a mask,” said Uber South Africa’s spokesperson.
“Before starting to drive passengers or deliver food, they are asked to take a selfie showing their mouth and nose are covered.
“Uber firmly believes that accountability is a two-way street. That’s why the same technology has now been expanded to riders, too.”
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that overall ride volume has had a setback due to the Covid-19 outbreak and that more than 3 million drivers have uploaded over 100 million selfies since the verification technology was launched.
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