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SMRT Bus Driver Tested Positive For Covid-19, Last Operated Service 972 On 27 March 2020

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  • SMRT Road Holdings President Tan Kian Heong confirms that a SMRT bus captain employee has tested positive for Covid-19 on 31st March 2020.
  • The SMRT bus captain last operated service 972 on 27th March 2020.
  • SMRT stated that vehicles and premises that the bus captain had been in contact with have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
  • The bus captain is currently warded and in stable condition.

Hello, foodies. As most of us are practicing social distancing and working from home, some of us still have to go to work. For those of you who rely on public transport to get to your workplace, this is important news for you. We are here to report that a SMRT bus captain has been tested positive for Covid-19. Read below for more details.

SMRT Bus Captain Tested Positive For Covid-19, Last Operated Service 972 On 27 March 2020

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SMRT Road Holdings President Tan Kian Heong has confirmed that one of their bus drivers has tested positive for the coronavirus on 31 March 2020. The bus driver operated service 972 and his last day of work was on 27 March 2020. The driver is currently in the hospital ward and in a stable condition despite feeling unwell on 29 March 2020. According to SMRT, the company is closely monitoring the bus driver’s condition and offering assistance to him and his family.

Photo: Land Transport Guru (Website)

SMRT is also assisting the Ministry of Health in the contact-tracing process since their bus driver was tested positive for Covid-19. In addition, SMRT assured that the vehicle and premises that the bus driver had been in contact with have been cleaned and disinfected. The SMRT Road Holdings President Tan Kian Heong said in a statement, “The health and well-being of our commuters and staff are our top priority. We would like to assure commuters that all necessary precautions are being taken to safeguard the well-being of our commuters and staff.”

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If you use service 972 regularly or know someone who was on this service on 27 March 2020, let them know about it now so that they can be on their toes. SMRT and SBS Transit have also increased the cleaning of high commuter touchpoints in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore. There’s only one thing left to do and that is: practice good hygiene. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your face. That’s all for now, goodbye and stay safe!

Adapted from and first reported by The Straits Times

Feature image credit: Land Transport Guru (Website via Google Images)

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