Uber, Lyft suspend shared rides to lessen coronavirus impact

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft have both announced they are suspending shared rides in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Uber will suspend its pool option in 18 cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Lyft is also pausing its shared rides across all markets.

“The health and safety of the Lyft community is our top priority, and we’re dedicated to doing what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Lyft wrote on its site. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and base our actions on official guidance.”

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