Uber to require face masks globally

If you want to take an Uber – anywhere in the world – for now, at least, you’re going to have to wear a mask.

Uber announced Wednesday that it will require all drivers, delivery workers and riders across the globe to cover their faces.

Beginning Monday, all passengers will be asked to sit in the back, and will be limited to 3 passengers instead of 4 on standard Uber rides.

Before starting their work each day, the app will require drivers to take a selfie with a mask, verify that they do not exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, confirm that they have sanitized their vehicles and agree to roll down windows during rides.

Failure to comply with the new requirements will lead to account deactivation for both riders and drivers.

Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi on Wednesday said that the company has also allocated more than $50 million to buy masks and sanitizers for drivers.

Uber's ride-hailing service is available in more than 900 cities worldwide.