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Gojek Launches New Car Ride-Hailing Service

But you'll have to wait to use it.

Tech In Asia reports that Gojek, the Indonesian tech behemoth, will roll out car ride-hailing services in Vietnam soon. At first, this option will only be available for frontline healthcare workers in Saigon.

The service will be called GoGar, and will launch with 50 cars to move healthcare workers between five hospitals and medical centers in the city, in conjunction with the municipal departments of transportation and health.

The first users will get free access to GoCar Protect, the platform's premium level, which features enhanced safety and hygiene rules.

Every GoCar driver will be required to follow pandemic prevention rules, and also take a PCR COVID-19 test before accepting their first passenger, and once each week after that.

"We have made all the necessary preparations to launch GoCar this year," Gojek Vietnam general manager Duc Phung told the news source. "When the situation is safer - and restrictions are eased - we will of course extend the GoCar offering to the wider public."

Under Saigon's current Directive 16 regulations, all ride-hailing services have been suspended.

GoCar joins GoRide, GoSend and GoFood under Gojek's umbrella in Vietnam.

[Top photo via Tech In Asia.]

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