Heads Up, Commuters: GrabShare Will Be Suspended Starting Tomorrow
The service will not be available in Metro Manila and Cebu.
(SPOT.ph) You best hold on to your wallets, commuters, as Grab will be suspending it's GrabShare service starting tomorrow, March 13, at 12 p.m. in Metro Manila and Cebu. The carpooling-service is one of the cheaper offerings of the major transport app—but with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, management decided to cancel the service until "the public health situation de-escalates," according to a report by ABS-CBN News.
The Department of Health has repeatedly asked people to maintain a distance of at least one meter away. "Social distancing" is one main measure to help prevent the spread of the disease and TBH, we're not sure how you can keep apart from others if you're all in the same vehicle.
All other commuting services of Grab will remain the same, it clarified in a statement. "We would like to remind everyone to plan their trips prudently and take personal hygiene seriously," added their official statement, as quoted in a CNN Philippines report.
There is no definite timeline yet for when the GrabShare service will resume. The spread of COVID-19 was recently characterized by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, so we might have to make quite a few more adjustments in the coming days. In the meantime, stay safe and don't forget to wash your hands!
this strange new world.