Transport for London have revealed this morning that a Jubilee Line driver based at their North Greenwich depot has tested positive for coronavirus. The driver had been self-isolating after returning from Vietnam.
TfL state: “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.”
Drivers of course do stay in cabs away from the public throughout their shift and the likelihood of any contact with the public was minimal – and that’s assuming he worked at all before self-isolating. TfL have stepped up station and train cleaning in recent days.