A First Bus driver from Bristol has died after testing positive for coronavirus.

Martin Egan died on Saturday (March 28) two weeks after contracting the virus.

He had worked for First Bus for more than 40 years and was described as a “tremendously loyal and great character”.

In a tribute to Martin, First Bus managing director James Freeman said he will be “greatly missed”.

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the passing of one of our drivers, Martin Egan, on Saturday 28th March, after he fell ill with Coronavirus two weeks ago.

James Freeman, managing director

Mr Freeman added Martin last drove a bus more than two weeks ago, before he became unwell.

But as a precaution, any staff members who came into contact with Martin prior to his illness are currently self-isolating.

We have identified those that we understand had come into recent contact with him, including supervisors and drivers, and they have since been in self isolation.

James Freeman

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