Peloton halts live classes as employee tests positive for Covid-19

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  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020

A Peloton exercise bike in New York City in September last year. Peloton said on April 3 that an employee at its New York City production studio tested positive for Covid-19. — Reuters

Peloton Interactive Inc said on April 6 that it would pause live production of its exercise videos at its New York and London studios through April 30 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Peloton, whose flagship product is a stationary exercise bike priced at over US$2,200 (RM9,554), had said on April 3 an employee at its New York City-based production studio has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a report by The Verge.

Peloton said on April 6 that it would continue to add new, pre-recorded content on its Peloton App, which has a monthly subscription cost of US$12.99 (RM56.41).

The company also said it would pledge US$1mil (RM4.3mil) to cover two months of fees for those in need among its members. – Reuters

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