Uber did contradict these accusations by stating it would provide financial assistance for up to two weeks to any driver on its platform that is diagnosed with COVID-19 or put into quarantine by a governmental authority. This assistance is offered to drivers around the world if needed.
The financial support was detailed on Uber's official blog where they stated it will be based on a driver's daily average earnings during the previous six months.
Uber India itself has not discussed with its drivers what steps it'll be taking in order to protect those who are placed into quarantine or have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Since drivers who operate on both Uber India's and Olacabs' platforms aren't considered employees they aren't guaranteed any support during emergencies. The lack of support may drive drivers to other platforms or services as the pandemic moves on or even after some normalcy returns.