COVID-19 claims life of Brampton bus driver
A driver for Brampton Transit has died due to COVID-19.
The male driver was an 18 year employee with the transit service.
The City of Brampton has not released any other details other than the following statement:
"The City is mourning the loss of a dedicated Brampton Transit Operator who succumbed to COVID-19 on March 26, 2021. We extend our deepest condolences to our colleague's family and friends as we collectively mourn this loss. We ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this difficult time."
Sources indicate the driver worked on the route that regularly picked up passengers from the Amazon warehouse that had to be closed because of a large COVID outbreak. City officials would not confirm that report.
Earlier this month Brampton Transit had to shut down a Steeles Ave. bus route after several drivers contracted the virus. The outbreak forced several transit drivers into isolation and led to the testing of 700 workers. The Steeles route regularly carries workers from the affected Amazon location but Peel health officials have said there is no link between the two outbreaks.
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