Grab Philippines has announced that it will be suspending its GrabShare services in Metro Manila and Cebu starting March 13, at 12 noon.
According to a report by CNN, Grab decided to cease its GrabShare operations due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Grab issued a statement, saying:
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, 12NN, and will resume as soon as the public health situation de-escalates.
In the statement, Grab assured the riding public that its GrabShare service will “resume as soon as the situation de-escalates.” The ride-sharing platform also stated that its other services will still be available for use.