Ever before coronavirus was declared a pandemic, authorities worldwide sprung into action for mitigating its effects. Similarly, businesses and startups both, small and large, have been working out ways to stay afloat. However, there are some services that will have to go dark for the greater good so that the probability of more people contracting the disease can be lowered. Keeping this in mind, the Germany-based ride-hailing app Free Now, which is the joint venture from BMW and Daimler has decided to temporarily suspend its carpooling service in three regions.
Free Now suspends its carpool service, Match
Since transmission rates of the novel COVID-19 pandemic are worryingly high, Free Now has announced shutting down its carpooling service Match. It will be unavailable temporarily in Hamburg, Warsaw and Dublin. However, the ride-hailing apps’ standard services are still operational and the company is taking appropriate steps to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.