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10 Transport for London workers die from coronavirus

by LLB Reporter

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said that ten public transport workers have died in the capital after testing positive for coronavirus.

Khan said eight were bus workers, one worked for Transport for London (TfL) and one worked on the Underground, all the workers died in the last few days.

The Mayor of London said on Monday afternoon: “They are in my thoughts and prayers, and my condolences to their families.

“It reminds us actually, one of the heroic frontline workers are transport workers.

“We’ve got 25,000 bus drivers, more than 25,000 people who work for Transport for London, doing their best to keep public transport running for those essential key workers that need public transport to get from home to work and back home again.

The Mayor of London said on Monday afternoon: “They are in my thoughts and prayers, and my condolences to their families.

“It reminds us actually, one of the heroic frontline workers are transport workers.

“We’ve got 25,000 bus drivers, more than 25,000 people who work for Transport for London, doing their best to keep public transport running for those essential key workers that need public transport to get from home to work and back home again.

Fears are growing for London bus drivers, after they have claimed that some buses are not being cleaned properly, and they do not have the proper protective equipment.

Transport for London (TfL) staff members told Sky News they are “all scared” as they lack the proper protective equipment to do their job safely.

Speaking anonymously, it has been alleged that some buses are not being cleaned properly, and drivers have not been provided face masks or gloves, despite being frontline key workers.

Khan said on Sunday that “lives depended” on people following “the law” and to stay at home unless for essential travel.

Khan said, “I have been clear that our incredible public transport staff on the buses, tubes, trams and trains are critical workers, making a heroic effort to allow our NHS staff to save more lives.

“But we need to play our part too and that means fewer Londoners using the public transport network.

“Please follow the rules. Stay at home and do not use public transport unless it is absolutely unavoidable.”

Unite union regional secretary Peter Kavanagh said, “Unite will assist the families of our members in every possible way during this terrible time.”

The Mayor of London has warned all Londoners to stop using “public transport now” to halt the rapid spread of coronavirus across the capital.

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) who provides scientific and technical advice to the British government have said social distancing must be in place for “at least most of a year.”

SAGE who are advising the government on what the UK’s response must be have on Friday published their worrying report.

A well-known Italian doctor and politician has warned why London will be hardest hit area in the UK.

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