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13 May 2020

Bus drivers’ safety fears

Bus drivers have expressed concerns over their safety as lockdown measures ease and passenger numbers rise.

The ONS (Office for National Statistics) said road transport drivers had ‘some of the highest rates of death’ involving coronavirus of any working group.

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In the capital, 12 bus workers have died after contracting Covid-19
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After contracting Covid-19, 42 London transport staff, including 12 bus workers, have died.

The government is encouraging people in England to return to work if they cannot work from home but to avoid using public transport if possible.

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