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London Tube driver tests positive for coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
13th Mar 20 10:28 am

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed a Tube driver on the Jubilee line has tested positive for coronavirus.

TfL said, “their duties mean they were not working in a customer facing area.”

A TfL boss revealed there’s been a 2% decline in passenger numbers across the Tube network this last week due to fears over the virus.

London Tube passengers have told of their coronavirus fears on tightly packed tube trains, some commuters spoke about “panic” and people “jumping out of their skin” when they hear a sneeze or a cough.

Other passengers are “sitting further apart” and that “a third of the trains are empty” as they spoke of their concerns about taking public transport across London.

On Thursday, Boris Johnson announced that the whole of the “UK is now officially in the delay phase.” The government has advised that overseas school trips should now be cancelled.

The UK government’s chief scientific officer, Sir Patrick Vallance said at a press conference in Downing Street has said “it is most likely five to ten thousand people are already infected in the UK with coronavirus.”

Sir Patrick said that we are following a similar trajectory to that of Italy, in terms of numbers and the peak could be 10 to 14 weeks away.

The prime minister said this disease is more dangerous than the common flu and “more families are going to lose loved ones before their time,” he added this is the “worst public health crisis in a generation.”

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