Uber wants riders to sanitize the backseat to help fight coronavirus

published 30.06.2020 13:34

by Dara Kerr from cnet.com
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When hailing an Uber, passengers in certain cities will now get a new prompt that tells them disinfectant wipes will be available during their ride.

Through a partnership with Clorox, Uber said Tuesday it's distributing hundreds of thousands of canisters of the cleaning supply company's wipes to drivers.

Uber said it's spent $50 million to buy cleaning supplies and masks to help protect drivers.

Starting in July, Uber will distribute a total of 600,000 canisters of wipes to drivers in three select cities: Atlanta, Chicago and New York.

Uber recommends drivers focus on cleaning the front seat, including the steering wheel, gear shift, cup holders and door handles.