KAMPALA – Ride hailing company Uber has suspended it’s operations in line with the presidential directive banning public and private cars to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The company made the announcement in a statement released on March 30.
“As announced by President Yoweri Museveni on March 30, 2020, there will be a restriction of all movement within Uganda for a period of 14 days. Based on this directive, Uber will temporarily cease operations of UberX and UberBODA for the period of the lockdown, subject to any further government announcements,” an email issued to Uber customers on Wednesday reads in part.
The suspension took effect on March 31.
Ms Michelle Tsamba, who works for an agency representing Uber in sub Saharan Africa, confirmed the suspension in an email, saying the suspension would go on until when the lock down is lifted.
President Museveni announced a restriction of motor vehicle movement with some exceptions on Monday night and invoked a curfew to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in Uganda, which currently has 44 positive cases.