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Coronavirus: Passengers to be banned from front seat of Grab car; have to declare health and hygiene status

Jun 03, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - Commuters looking to book trips with ride-hailing firm Grab will soon be banned from sitting in the front seat of the vehicle alongside the driver.

These are among a series of precautionary measures the firm is introducing from end-June amid the coronavirus pandemic, Grab said on Tuesday.

"As part of our enhanced precautionary measures, Grab will enforce safe distancing within Grab vehicles by disallowing passengers to ride in the front seat beside our driver-partners."

On the requirements to declare health and hygiene statuses, Grab said its drivers and delivery riders have already been submitting health declarations daily.

"The new online health and hygiene declaration feature will require all drivers and delivery-partners, as well as passengers to confirm that they do not exhibit Covid-19 symptoms, and have adopted the necessary safety and hygiene measures, before they can start driving, delivering orders or booking a ride," said Grab.