During the outbreak of coronavirus, electric scooters, shared bicycles and cars can still be used
If you can’t even shake hands and you should maintain a stable social distance of 3 feet when the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, riding a shared electric scooter may not be a safe activity. Correct? However, with appropriate precautions, the risk of participating in the sharing economy should be small.
Coronavirus has been shown to adhere to certain surfaces for up to four days, but it is powerless to disinfectants. Therefore, we can literally erase it.
Dr. Daniel Berliner, a doctor at PlushCare, wrote in an email to Mashable that touching anything used by more than one person is risky, but he pointed out that “the use of Clorox-type wipes for cleaning and disinfecting must become the Of standard procedure items and equipment."
So, although you might probably avoid renting electric scooters on a regular basis now, occasionally riding a bike is not your worst thing.
Berliner said: "If you must share these vehicles, wipe them clean before use and wash your hands, and use hand sanitizer after use, which is the minimum requirement to reduce the risk of this disease." "This may not eliminate the threat of infection, But the risk should be reduced."
As for bicycles and electric scooters that can be rented through apps such as Lime, Lyft and Uber's Jump, that is to keep the vehicles and hands clean.
A Jump spokesperson explained: “We have increased the frequency of cleaning and sterilized all JUMP electric bicycles and scooters entering and leaving the warehouse. The staff responsible for handling JUMP vehicles wear gloves and wash their hands frequently.”
But this is not all the company's business. Of course, you should wash your hands after riding a bicycle or scooter, but you should also consider wiping the vehicle at frequent points of contact (such as handlebars). Jump even requires riders to consider wearing gloves when riding. If you are sick, please do not ride a bicycle.
Lyft operates bicycle and scooter shares, such as Bay Wheels in the San Francisco area and CitiBike in New York City. The company said that every time a two-wheeled vehicle fleet is transported to a warehouse, it must be disinfected. This means that the handlebars, seats, brakes, bells, gear levers and seat clips have all been wiped off.
For ride sharing through Uber and Lyft, the driver must thoroughly clean the car to keep the car free of coronaviruses. The same is true for car-sharing services like Turo or Getaround. If you rent a car, even if the company claims to have been disinfected, it should be cleaned well.