Uber to require drivers, riders to wear face coverings

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(WFLA/CNN Newsource) – Uber drivers and riders will need to start wearing face coverings soon.

Uber executives decided it will require face coverings when using the platform in certain countries, including the United States.


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The requirement is expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Uber said it is also in the process of developing technology to hold drivers and riders accountable.

The company said it’s trying to get masks to drivers as soon as possible, but that it may take some time because supplies are limited.

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