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KSRTC driver tests positive

The 40-year-old had operated buses with people from the Thiruvananthapuram Central station. “There is no sufficient stock of gloves, masks or sanitisers.

Published: 17th June 2020 07:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2020 07:15 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A KSRTC driver testing Covid positive here is now proving an indicator of the risks involved in full resumption of public transport. After developing high fever, he along with a coworker  had been taken to hospital  from the Pappanamcode depot on Sunday.

The 40-year-old had operated buses with people from the Thiruvananthapuram Central station. “There is no sufficient stock of gloves, masks or sanitisers. We had also demanded that the random antibody tests be run on KSRTC,” said Rahul M G, secretary, Kerala State Transport Employees’ Union. Nearly 50 employees of the Pappanamcode depot are expected to be quarantined. The depot was cleaned and disinfected on Tuesday.



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