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Uber removes mask requirement for US passengers and drivers


The Biden administration said on Monday it would no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation

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Uber Technologies has removed mandatory masks for its passengers and drivers in the United States, the transportation company said on Tuesday, adding that passengers have the option of canceling their trip if they do not feel comfortable with its use. moving house.

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The company introduced mask mandates for its drivers, passengers and delivery people around the world in May 2020 as COVID-19 cases surged.

Uber added that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a mask if someone has certain high-risk factors or if transmission levels are high in their area.

The company said in November it was resuming shared rides, which had been suspended due to rising COVID cases.

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The Biden administration said Monday it would no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida ruled the 14-month directive was illegal. Major carriers, including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, eased curbs after the announcement.

COVID-19 cases have fallen sharply in the United States since hitting record highs in January, CDC data shows.


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