A union is demanding that London Underground drivers are provided with masks and gloves to help protect them from contracting Covid-19.

Aslef said its members working on the Tube are risking their own safety to provide a service for essential workers.

Every day brings fresh news of friends, family members and colleagues being struck down by this terrible virus.

Finn Brennan, Aslef

Tube drivers must be provided with masks, gloves and instructions on how to use them safely, said Aslef.> The call follows news over the weekend that five bus workers in London have died of the virus.