Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing set up a $10 million relief fund to help drivers and food delivery couriers outside China cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
The special fund, formed this month, will first provide aid to drivers and couriers infected by the virus in Asia and Latin America, Didi said.
Drivers or couriers diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by exposure to the virus, elsewhere can request relief via dedicated channels in their respective markets, it added.
In January, Didi introduced a China relief program that provided an allowance of up to 30,000 yuan ($4,225) for any taxi- and ride-hailing driver hospitalized because of an infection stemming from the virus.
Didi operates taxi-hailing and ride-sharing platforms across Asia, Latin America and Australia. It has also launched food delivery services in several Latin American countries including Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica and Brazil.