Two Lincoln taxi drivers test positive for COVID-19

Two drivers from a Lincoln taxi firm have tested positive for coronavirus.

Direct Cars Ltd, the city’s largest taxi firm,¬†confirmed on Thursday afternoon that two of its drivers tested positive after displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

The company said anyone who may have been in contact with the drivers will be contacted by the NHS Test, Track and Trace system.

Direct Cars has operated throughout the pandemic, and these two cases are the first to be reported.

Both drivers stopped working at the first sign of showing symptoms and are now isolating.

In a statement posted to social media, Direct Cars said it was a “stark reminder” to not be complacent.

“Our procedures have enabled us to identify the issue quickly and minimise the risk to passengers.

“We are doubling down our safety measures, which are constantly being reviewed.

“We do NOT carry front seat passengers for the safety of our drivers and passengers.

“We rely on our passengers not using our services, if they are showing symptoms, although we realise that some people are asymptomatic, which is a big challenge for us and the rest of the country.”

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