Amtrak canceling nonstop Acela between New York and DC after coronavirus concerns reduce demand

Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images Amtrak is canceling its Acela nonstop service between Washington D.C. and New York, because of reduced demand due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Washington Post reports. “We are closely monitoring the coronavirus and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts,” the company said […]Read More

Amazon Flex drivers won’t be paid if they have to stay home due to coronavirus, but Uber’s will

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has told its contract Flex drivers, which deliver the e-commerce company’s packages, to stay home if they get sick amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to a memo obtained by OneZero. But while Amazon’s Flex Drivers won’t be paid, Uber said late Friday that it will give […]Read More

Facebook temporarily bans ads for medical face masks to prevent coronavirus exploitation

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is temporarily banning ads and commerce listings for medical face masks amid growing concern over coronavirus-related exploitation, CNBC reports. “We’re monitoring COVID19 closely and will make necessary updates to our policies if we see people trying to exploit this public health emergency,” Facebook director of product management […]Read More

Postmates says it will start ‘non-contact’ meal deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak

Image: Postmates Food delivery platform Postmates is starting what the company is calling a “non-contact delivery” initiative designed to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus when its contract workers are delivering ordered meals and other goods. The move was spotted by Recode’s Rani Molla and The Verge has confirmed it is in effect starting […]Read More
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