Six YBS drivers tested COVID-19 positive

Six Yangon Bus Service (YBS) drivers have tested COVID-19 positive, but they are all healthy, said U Hla Aung, joint secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
Four are the drivers of YBS No 37 under the supervision of Yangon Bus Public Company Limited (YBPC). At the same time, one is the driver of YBS No 36, and the remaining one is from YBS No 7 under Yangon Urban Public Transport Company (YUPT).
“The companies from the two bus lines reported that their YBS drivers are found COVID-19 positive. We don’t know how they got the infection. Four YBS drivers from YBPC were tested positive. Two drivers of YBS 37 have been discharged from the hospital, and the other two are still undergoing medical treatment at COVID-19 treatment centres. Other five persons having had contact with the positive patients are staying home quarantined in line with the guidance of the related officials. They are all in good health. The remaining two YBS drivers from YUPT company are also in good form,” he explained.
The number of commuters onboard the buses had dropped after authorities had declared stay home announcement in 44 townships in Yangon except for Cocogyun township when the COVID-19 second wave started.
Before the outbreak of COVID-19, over 4,500 YBS buses were running on 135 routes with approximately 1.8 million passengers. Now, YBS operates more than 2,600 buses with 105 bus lines, providing service for over 400,000 passengers in Yangon Region, according to YRTA. (Translated by Hay Mar)

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