London Underground driver tests positive for coronavirus

A London Underground driver has tested positive for coronavirus.

The man, who works on the Tube’s Jubilee Line, has been off work this week after returning from holiday in Vietnam, sources told the PA news agency.

An internal message to staff said the driver, based at the North Greenwich depot, had been self-isolating but had tested positive for Covid-19.

“The operator is receiving support from health services and is continuing to follow Public Health England (PHE) advice to self-isolate.

“The train operator has recently returned from a trip abroad, where it is thought the illness may have been contracted,” said the memo.

A Transport for London spokesman said the driver was receiving support from health services, adding that he was not working in a customer-facing area.

“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.”

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