Ride-hailing app Grab will be suspending its GrabShare services amid rising cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
The suspension takes effect on March 13, Friday, 12 noon in Metro Manila and Cebu.
"To aid in the social distancing prescribed by the Philippine health officials with regards to the public health situation on COVID-19, Grab will be suspending its GrabShare services in Metro Manila and Cebu starting March 13, 12 noon, and will resume as soon as the public health situation de-escalates," Grab announced in a statement.
Grab's other services will remain available. The company also urged its passengers to "plan their trips prudently and take personal hygiene seriously".
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the world a pandemic, described as the “worldwide spread of a new disease.”
On March 12, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the Philippines to 52.
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