London Underground Driver Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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A London Underground train driver on the Jubilee Line has tested positive for coronavirus, Transport for London (TfL) has said.
The driver, based at the North Greenwich depot, had recently returned from a holiday in Vietnam.
It comes as the mayor of London cancelled the upcoming St Patrick's Day celebrations because of the outbreak.
Buckingham Palace has also announced The Queen has cancelled a planned visit to the borough of Camden on 26 March.
A spokesman for the Queen, who turns 94 in April, said: "As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, changes are being made to The Queen's diary commitments in the coming weeks.
"Audiences will continue as usual. Other events will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with the appropriate advice."
Sadiq Khan said he had been left with no choice but to call off the annual St Patrick's Day parade, which had been due to take place in Trafalgar Square on Sunday.
Official St Patrick's Day events have been held in London since 2002 and attract more than 50,000 people.
Birmingham's St Patrick's Day parade, which claims to be the third biggest in the world and attracts crowds of up to 100,000, has also been cancelled.
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