Coronavirus: London Underground driver tests positive for COVID-19 #COVID19 #coronavirus #TfL #UK #London #pandemic #quarantine
In news that will be worrying for those of us who travel on the Tube to work every morning, a London Underground driver has tested positive for coronavirus, sources told PA.
Earlier this week we reported that Transport for London had stepped up cleaning protocols across its Tube and bus networks.
Courtesy of theguardian.com
London coronavirus: London Underground staff member from control centre tests positive #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #London #TfL #quarantine #epidemic
A staff member at Transport for London (TfL) has tested positive for coronavirus, the body which is responsible for running the London Underground has confirmed.
It is understood that the employee works at the company’s control centre in Blackfriars rather than as a driver or someone in direct contact with the general public each day.
According to the Sun staff were told this morning (March 9) at Palestra House, in Blackfriars that a colleague had contracted the virus.
A source told the Sun: “Staff were only told about the case this morning and were shocked they were still allowed in to the office.
“They are worried but bosses have assured them it is safe for them to be there.”
The office where the infected employee works has been deep cleaned and advice from Public Health has been followed.
In a statement from TfL a spokesperson said: “We are working closely with Public Health England and are following their advice after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19.
“The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority, so we are taking all necessary precautions and a deep clean has taken place within the building used by the staff member.”
Palestra House is home to TfL’s Surface Transport and Traffic Operations Centre, where teams monitor traffic incidents, major events and the roads in general in London.
Courtesy of mylondon.news
Coronavirus scare: Police stop train with suspected patient – 330 passengers held on board in Frankfurt, Germany #COVID19 #coronavirus #Frankfurt #Germany
POLICE have sealed off a train carrying 330 passengers in Germany due to fears a coronavirus patient is on board.
German police stopped the Frankfurt Central-bound Inter City Express in Frankfurt-Süd, a station in the south of the city.
Officials said 330 passengers were on board the train, which is being held on platform 8.
The ill man has been isolated on the train, local media reported.
Germany has 203 recorded cases of coronavirus, with no deaths.
Courtesy of express.co.uk