(Health): Unilever, Uber team up to provide hygiene kits

Karachi:Uber and Unilever are partnering for greater rider and driver safety by distributing over 20,000 hygiene products to partner drivers in Pakistan as the country continues to move out of lockdown.

The hygiene kits, which include Lifebuoy hand hygiene gel and other Unilever leading products, will enable drivers and riders to clean their hands and wipe down car surfaces after every trip. Riders are encouraged to ask for wipes and hand hygiene gel ahead of their rides. Free masks are also included in the hygiene kit. This is in addition to over 300,000 masks Uber has distributed across the region so far, with plans to continue as needed.

Drivers can pick up hygiene kits at Uber driver centers across Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. As part of the partnership, Uber and Unilever will be installing in-car safety shields for vehicles which are highly active on Uber’s platform. This is part of Uber’s $50 million global commitment to help provide equipment for clean and hygienic rides, at no additional cost to drivers.