More and more transport workers, especially bus drivers are being exposed to COVID 19 and losing their lives doing the job they love. 26 workers are so far confirmed to have succumbed to the pandemic.
Kenneth Yeboah, a 55-year old bus driver from London, died from the deadly virus on his birthday, April 1 while on admission at Newham Hospital in East London.
His widow, Charlotte Yeboah, who gave an account of his last moments said her husband had been lively before being admitted to hospital.
According to her, Mr. Yeboah had no underlying health problems beyond high blood pressure.
Mr Yeboah’s wife said she wanted to encourage others to follow social-distancing rules by revealing the speed with which the virus can take hold.
Mr Yeboah worked with Arriva Bus Company out of the Lea Valley Interchange Bus Garage. He left behind three children, Jessica, Gabriel and Enoch.
The new toll comes after unions called on TfL to provide masks and gloves for Tube and bus drivers. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has faced criticism for failing to ensure workers are equipped with adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Drivers have alleged buses aren’t being properly cleaned, with one accusing TfL of leaving staff to ‘fend for themselves’.