Bristol First bus driver dies after testing positive for coronavirus

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”.

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.

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