Coronavirus: Uber suspends taxi service in Saudi Arabia until further notice

A banner with an instruction on personnel hygiene is seen at the street, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 16, 2020. The banner reads: "Wash hands with soap and water." (Reuters)

Uber Taxi suspended its operations in Saudi Arabia until further notice due to measures announced by interior ministry, a company statement said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has suspended taxi services as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“As per the measures announced by the Ministry of Interior, we are suspending Uber Taxi in the Kingdom until further notice,” an Uber spokesman told Reuters.

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Saudi Arabia has 274 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Thursday, according to the health ministry.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05