13 February 2020 – ComfortDelGro Taxi is matching dollar for dollar the relief package that is being given to cabbies who have been hit by falling demand as a result of the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Cabbies will get rental rebates totalling $900 over the next three months, on top of the savings worth $900 which the Government has just announced. The total relief package for more than ComfortDelGro’s 10,000 taxis amount to $1,800 per cab, or more than $18 million in total over the next three months. The Company will constantly review the situation depending on how the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation unfolds.
Details of the total package will be sent to the hirers by tomorrow.
ComfortDelGro Taxi has had also, from the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, offered rental waiver to any of its cabbies who have been placed under quarantine by the Ministry of Health and financial assistance of up to $800 per cabby from its Cabby Hardship Fund1 .
This is not the first time that ComfortDelGro Taxi has extended relief. During the SARS outbreak and the Iraqi war in 2003, ComfortDelGro Taxi was the first operator to provide a $11.7 million relief to its cabbies in the form of daily rental rebates.