Uber suspends pooled rides in US, Canada to limit coronavirus spread

Uber suspends pooled rides in US, Canada to limit coronavirus spread

Uber has begun suspending shared rides on its ride-hailing platform in the United States and Canada to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The pooled option, which allows riders to book trips at lower prices by sharing the car with up to three other passengers traveling in the same direction, has been disabled for users opening the apps in the two countries.

Regular rides and the company's food delivery platform Uber Eats remain available, but Uber said it was in contact with local authorities to adjust operations as needed.