The ride-hailing giant has put its carpooling service on hold to help limit the spread of COVID-19 -- â¦ How Uber, Lyft drivers are keeping passengers safe during the pandemic Uber, Lyft taking measures to protect riders and drivers from COVID-19 By Lester Duhé | â¦ LAS VEGAS(FOX5)-- Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft announced policies to suspend accounts of drivers and passengers diagnosed with COVID-19. Given the concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), we're working closely with public health authorities to provide the most up to date guidance on how to protect yourself and others. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2.Symptoms often include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.Our understanding of how the virus spreads is evolving as we learn more about it, so check the CDC website for the latest information. ... three passengers. We encourage you to follow these recommendations: - IF YOU FEEL SICK, STAY AT HOME - If you have a mild illness, respiratory symptoms, or have a fever (38 C or 100.4 F or above), stay home and keep away from others. Uber Pool has been suspended in the US and Canada, according to Reuters. Social distancing principles apply to Uber and Lyft, Mayor de Blasio ordered Tuesday. Uber and Lyft announced they're temporarily suspending shared rides in the US and Canada on Tuesday, in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus. Passengers using Uber's ride â¦ Combating coronavirus: UAE's limit on three passengers per car - all you need to know Staff Report /Dubai Filed on May 4, 2020 | Last updated on May 4, 2020 at 01.34 pm New Limits for UberX and UberXL: To allow for more distance in the car, we are advising riders to no longer sit in the front seat. But since scientists across the globe have found evidence that suggests COVID-19 is primarily ... an attempt to protect passengers. The new rules come after the platform encouraged app users to stay at home the last two months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Uber and Lyft have discontinued ... to limit â¦ Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc Tuesday began suspending shared rides on their ride-hailing platforms in the United States and Canada to limit the spread of the coronavirus. New Limits for UberX and UberXL: Passengers are no longer allowed to sit in the front seat of an Uber, and, as a result, seating capacity has been reduced in Uber X and UberXLs. ... distancing and limits on capacity. The mayor signed an executive order banning pooled rides among app-based car services.