Taxi apps Angkas and Joyride have likewise made the initiative to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Philippines by suspending their ride-hailing services until further notice.
The two have released separate announcements of their decision following the declaration of a community-wide quarantine beginning March 15, Sunday.
They will, however, continue their delivery services. Angkas Padala will ensure to “serve those who are unable to travel or leave their homes or for emergency purposes” while JoyRide Delivery has promised to “assist the government and the public in delivering essential goods.”
Both have assured users that they will resume their ride-hailing operations once Metro Manila has been declared safe and secure.
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Meanwhile, Grab has also suspended its GrabShare service temporarily. Public utility vehicles were also advised to limit their seating capacity.
As of writing, there are a total of 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 mortalities in the Philippines.
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