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GrabShare Services "Temporarily Suspended", Private-Hire Driver Among 7 New Coronavirus Cases

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported yesterday (Feb 8) seven new coronavirus cases in Singapore, bringing the total infected count here to 40.

Among these new cases, five are linked to previously announced cases while the other two are a taxi driver and a private-hire driver.

It is not clear which company the private-hire driver is from, but ride-hailing giant Grab promptly issued a notice to users that it will be temporarily suspending its GrabShare services from Feb 9.

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Grab notification regarding GrabShare suspension

“Due to the latest Novel Coronavirus developments, GrabShare services will be temporarily unavailable from Feb 9, 1am until further notice. We appreciate your understanding while we work closely with the relevant authorities to monitor the situation,” said Grab.

It is also worthy to note that Grab has rolled out several precautionary measures to support its delivery- and driver-partners who are impacted by Novel Coronavirus.

It previously announced that it will help support those who are placed under quarantine or is hospitalised by mitigating the impact from loss of income.

Image Credit: Grab

Some measures include providing a one-off income support of between S$100 and S$500, rental reimbursement, among others.

Featured Image Credit: Grab

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