- Customers will be forced to wear masks in the future, according to a major Toronto taxi firm, as ridesharing giant Uber pushes to abolish the rule.
- It indicated that mask prohibitions would be lifted across the country, with the exception of Quebec, where they would remain in place.
- Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, recently urged that the last remaining mandates be extended.
According to a major Toronto cab company, customers will be compelled to wear masks in the future while ridesharing giant Uber moves to remove the rule.
Beck Taxi said that it would continue to need masks in its vehicles to safeguard vulnerable passengers. According to the local Toronto firm, the proximity of passengers to drivers inside taxis means masks are still necessary.
“We understand that many people, even the most vulnerable, rely on the safety and security of for-hire services like ours and that drivers trust us to make informed judgments when it comes to disguising regulations,” according to the statement.
The announcement comes after Uber Canada said that it would no longer require masks in its vehicles.
“We still strongly encourage wearing a mask depending on personal risk factors and infection rates in your location, as per Health Canada’s advice,” an Uber spokeswoman told Global News.
It stated that mask restrictions would be eliminated across the country, except in Quebec, which will continue to have them.
On March 21, Ontario repealed mask mandates in many places around the province while remaining in place in others, such as long-term care facilities and public transportation.
Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, recently suggested that the last remaining mandates could be extended.
“We believe this is a prudent health and safety policy that ideally contributes to maintaining our economy open for business,” Beck Taxi said of its decision to retain the required masks.
Source: Global news
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