A Tube driver on London Underground’s Jubilee Line has tested positive for coronavirus, Transport for London (TfL) confirmed today.
It is the first case of coronavirus to be reported among London Underground workers.
So far the UK has not moved to shut down the London Underground network to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Transport for London (TfL) said the affected Tube driver is now self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.
A TfL spokesperson said: “A train driver on the Jubilee line has tested positive for Covid-19.
“They are receiving support from health services and are self-isolating. Their duties mean they were not working in a customer facing area,” they said, adding:
The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority and we are taking all necessary precautions. The areas where the driver worked are being cleaned, including the depot and the trains, in line with guidance from Public Health England with whom we are working closely.
TfL stressed there “won’t be an effect” on London Underground passengers because cleaning is taking place in a Tube depot.
The Tube coronavirus case came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday warned 10,000 Brits may be infected with Covid-19 but remain undiagnosed.
So far the UK has recorded 459 coronavirus infections, and 10 deaths.
Source: CITY AM