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Canberrans Flock To UberX As Ridesharing Becomes Legal In ACT

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On Thursday August 5th, Uber CEO annouced that he would be mandating for office employees to be vaccinated. However, any driver for Uber’s ride share company will not be required to be vaccinated in order to work. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, “I think these mandates, if they’re pushed, should be pushed by local or federal governments and that’s really the direction we’re going with.”

Uber has poured funds into promoting public vaccination measures, including offering free rides to vaccination sites. It’s an important mission for the company since increasing vaccination rates would likely result in people traveling more frequently and, in turn, using Uber’s services. Uber hasn’t shared recent figures on how many drivers it has but said Wednesday it facilitated 1.51 billion trips on the platform in its second quarter.

As updates arise we will be sure to keep you updated here.

Source: CNBC