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Uber tells ALL passengers in New South Wales to wear face masks ofter outbreak of new cases

Uber has asked all its passengers and drivers in New South Wales to wear a face mask while using its service starting from today. 

The rideshare giant said on Thursday it was updating its coronavirus safety policy in line with government health advice. 

People who feeling unwell should not travel at all and isolate immediately to keep the community safe from coronavirus, Uber said. 

Uber is now asking all drivers and passengers in New South Wales to wear a mask while using the service as the state continues to battle outbreaks of coronavirus (stock image)

Uber is now asking all drivers and passengers in New South Wales to wear a mask while using the service as the state continues to battle outbreaks of coronavirus (stock image)

‘Starting today, we’re recommending all riders wear a face mask or face cover while riding with the Uber app in NSW,’ Uber said in a statement.  

‘We’re also working with public health authorities to get the most up to date safety information, while working hard to make face masks available to driver partners actively using the Uber Driver app in NSW.’

Uber said it was also working to make masks free for drivers in NSW, just as it did in Victoria.

The company said it was also working in partnership with Dettol to provide free disinfectant and hand sanitiser for drivers and passengers. 

The email sent to customers on Thursday (pictured) asked NSW passengers to wear a mask and those with symptoms to stay home and self-isolate

The email sent to customers on Thursday (pictured) asked NSW passengers to wear a mask and those with symptoms to stay home and self-isolate

It comes after NSW recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday and fresh clusters of the continue to break out across the state. 

Among the new cases was a man aged in his 20s who visited three bars, three restaurants and a supermarket in a 48-hour period while infected.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian called on young people to limit their socialising for the next few weeks. 

NSW is battling at least 104 active coronavirus cases – with fears of a full-blown second wave like Victoria.  

It comes after NSW recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday and fresh clusters continue to break out across the state (stock image)

It comes after NSW recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday and fresh clusters continue to break out across the state (stock image)

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