Ten public transport workers have died in the capital after testing positive for coronavirus, the London mayor Sadiq Khan has said.
Mr Khan said they all died in the last few days, with eight being bus workers, one working for Transport for London and another working for London Underground.
The Mayor of London said on Monday afternoon: “They are in my thoughts and prayers, and my condolences to their families.
“It reminds us actually, one of the heroic frontline workers are transport workers.
“We’ve got 25,000 bus drivers, more than 25,000 people who work for Transport for London, doing their best to keep public transport running for those essential key workers that need public transport to get from home to work and back home again.
“The NHS, those who work in our shops in the food sector, police officers, firefighters.”
Mr Khan added that despite record numbers of staff being off due to showing symptoms of COVID-19 almost 90% of buses are still running along with more than 55% of Tube trains.