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Rideshare drivers cautious over coronavirus fears

Posted at 10:27 PM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 09:30:51-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Friday, Uber drivers got an in-app message saying the company is working closely with public health authorities over coronavirus concerns, and urging drivers to protect themselves.

“Anybody in the last four years that I’ve been driving has anything contagious, I will absolutely stop in-between passengers and clean the inside of the car as well,” said Frankie Guarino, rideshare driver.

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“We do have people from all over the world that travel here, and of course the virus is not contained to just one region,” said Guarino.

The message to drivers is if they feel sick, to stay at home.

It also urges driver to wash hands frequently, to cover a cough or sneeze, and to clean and disinfect their vehicle.

Guarino says the same applies to passengers as well if they are sick.

An Uber spokesperson tells 13 Action News that the company is in close contact local public health organizations and will follow any of their recommendations.

Stay with 13 Action News for updates on coronavirus and impact to the Las Vegas area.

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