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Queens rideshare driver with coronavirus isolated in Far Rockaway hospital


Added 03-07-20 04:18:03pm EST - “The Queens rideshare driver who tested positive for coronavirus is in stable condition in Far Rockaway hospital, officials there said Saturday. The patient is in isolation, a spokesperson for St. J?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Queens rideshare driver with coronavirus isolated in Far Rockaway hospital”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Queens rideshare driver who tested positive for coronavirus is in stable condition in Far Rockaway hospital, officials there said Saturday.

“We are closely monitoring him and our team members who may have been exposed to this patient. We’ve been actively preparing for this and we will continue to follow all standard infection controlled guidelines.”

The man is one of 11 people identified with the virus in New York City as of midday Saturday, up from five on Friday.

A City Hall spokeswoman said the man was not licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, but is believed to drive for a ride-hailing service on Long Island.

Both Uber and Lyft have said they will compensate drivers who are sidelined by COVID-19 for up to 14 days, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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