- Uber and Mastercard are combining to offer assistance to the country's frontline workers amidst the Covid-19 crisis
- Through the partnership, 120 000 free Uber trips and meals will be on offer for those workers supporting their communities
- Uber has also recently partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to deliver chronic medication to vulnerable patients who cannot travel
The world is still at the mercy of the coronavirus and the dreaded virus has wreaked havoc in various countries.
While most countries initiated a lockdown to "flatten the curve" and keep the majority of citizens safe, frontline workers had no choice, but to face Covid-19 head-on.
In light of their herculean efforts, Uber and Mastercard have teamed up to offer a whopping 120 000 free Uber trips and meals to those workers supporting their communities.
Qualifying workers would be required to successfully sign up through Uber’s website and can then arrange transportation to and from their homes and to where they are needed, such as healthcare facilities or to feed the vulnerable.
Uber is no stranger to strategic partnerships to combat the threat of Covid-19. The company has also teamed up with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to deliver chronic medication to vulnerable patients who cannot travel.
The Doctors without Borders project has also benefited from Uber's services, as they been collecting thermometers and transporting them to clinics.
Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice President Market Development, Mastercard, MEA explained, “Mastercard continues to partner with digital players across the value chain to build a more connected world by supporting our communities. With our partner Uber, we are committed to support healthcare and essential workers who are working tirelessly to take care of us. Uber’s mission to improve lives is matched with Mastercard’s mission of doing well by doing good, together we are focused on helping frontline workers across the region feel confident and safe with access to free transportation.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that driverless cars and delivery robots could become helpful as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Aside from providing essential transport services, they could help minimise the rate of spread of the coronavirus.
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