A London Underground tube driver has tested positive for coronavirus.
Sources told Press Association about the diagnosis.
The man has been off work this week after returning from holiday in Vietnam, it is understood.
A message sent to staff said the driver, who is based in the North Greenwich depot, has been self-isolating.
It read: "The operator is receiving support from health services and is continuing to follow Public Health England (PHE) advice to self-isolate.
"The train operator has recently returned from a trip abroad, where it is thought the illness may have been contracted."
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Transport for London (TfL) said the driver was getting support from health services but was not working in a customer-facing area.
A spokesman said: "The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority and we are taking all necessary precautions.
"The areas where the driver worked are being cleaned, including the depot and the trains, in line with guidance from Public Health England with whom we are working closely."
So far 10 in the UK have died from the outbreak with 590 cases, but the figure is feared to be much higher.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday told anyone with a "new continuous cough" or fever to self-isolate for seven days.
He said: "Some people compare it to seasonal flu, alas that is not right. Owing to the lack of immunity, this disease is more dangerous.
"It is going to spread further and I must level with you, I must level with the British public, many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time."
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