Orders from Chinese online car-hailing companies declined in April, due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
The increase in COVID-19 cases has impacted the companies’ operations and people’s willingness to travel, data from the Ministry of Transport indicates.
Online car-hailing companies received 476 million orders in April, declining from 11.6 percent month on month.
Looking at the top 10 online car-hailing providers by order volume, eight reported a fall in the number of orders last month, while only two have seen increases.
By the end of April, about 270 online car-hailing companies gained permission to operate in China, increasing by three from the end of March, according to the data.