Be suspends all services, Grab limits working hours

By Vien Thong   July 27, 2021 | 05:19 pm GMT+7
Be suspends all services, Grab limits working hours
Shippers wait to delivery goods to customers in No.6 Field Hospital in Thu Duc City on July 21, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen.
Ride-hailing platform Be has suspended all services starting Tuesday, while Grab limits drivers’ working hours to daytime amid the fourth Covid-19 wave.

Be’s services in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City would be halted until August 1 or until further notice, following the company considering all possible options and adopting the most prudent.

"We understand the halt of transport services during this time could cause inconvenience to customers and affect the income of drivers as well as company revenues," a spokesperson said.

"But we believe this decision would help contribute to the fight against Covid-19 and ensure the well-being of our customers, drivers and the community."

The company is working with authorities to vaccinate its drivers as soon as possible.

Grab, however, continues to operate in HCMC but with limited duration from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Other services like GoSend by Gojek, NowFresh by Now and NowShip will operate in the same hours.

A spokesperson for Grab told VnExpress its drivers started to be inoculated from Tuesday afternoon in District 7.

Starting July 26, HCMC only allows shippers to transport essential goods while requiring strict social distancing measures.

In Hanoi, most delivery platforms have been suspended as the city enters its fourth day of a 15-day social distancing period.

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