Protective shields  in online taxis  

Yesterday when I sat in my usual Uber ride to get to work in the morning, I was quite pleasantly surprised at seeing a neatly installed shield separating me and the driver in the car. It seems like the ride-hailing app has designed the separator sheets as an added protection to curb the chances of Covid-19 transmission between us riders and the drivers. This comes at a very important time, since we have been hearing of a stronger, more vicious second wave of Covid-19 that seems to be arriving in Pakistan. 

While I don’t see many of the Covid related SOPs being followed here, the news does show a surge in infections and that’s quite alarming. Kudos to these transport services that are innovating in new ways to help us keep going in this new normal.



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