A SMRT bus captain has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
SMRT Road Holdings President Tan Kian Heong said Thu (2 Apr) that the bus captain, who was diagnosed with the virus on 31 Mar, last carried out his work for bus service 972 on 27 Mar.
The service starts at Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange and goes through Orchard Road before going back to the interchange.
The bus captain had his rest day the following day. He then fell ill and visited a doctor on 29 Mar. He went to the same doctor two days later and was sent to the hospital where he is currently warded.
Mr Tan said that the bus captain is currently “in a stable condition”.
“We are closely monitoring his condition and offering assistance to him and his family,” he added.
The vehicles and premises that the bus captain had been in contact with have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
“We would like to assure commuters that all necessary precautions are being taken to safeguard the well-being of our commuters and staff.
“SMRT has stepped up its cleaning of high commuter touchpoints in our premises, facilities and vehicles since late January,” said Mr Tan.