China's Didi Chuxing fined $53,000 in Beijing for coronavirus control violations
An online car hailing platform, Didi Chuxing was fined 340,000 yuan ($53,000) for failing to implement the government’s requirements on coronavirus prevention, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport said at a briefing Sunday.
Didi’s drivers were fined a combined 1.07 million yuan for failing to sterilize cars, weak masks or failing to refuse passengers with no masks, Rong Jun, vice head of the commission, said at the briefing.
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The fines came after several drivers of the Didi platform were confirmed to be infected by coronavirus recently, including an asymptomatic case reported Saturday in Beijing.
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Law enforcement authorities will punish the Didi platform and drivers severely later, the official said.