MRT-3 Personnel With Coronavirus Up By 45 Resulting To Fewer Trains
MRT-3 PERSONNEL WITH CORONAVIRUS – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) said an additional 45 personnel tested positive for COVID-19.
With this, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from MRT-3 rose to 172. Of this number, 39 were depot personnel and six of them worked as station employees.
Meanwhile, according to Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran, four of these station personnel were ticket sellers. Additionally, one was a nurse an the other was a train driver.
This caused concerns for commuters as the people who tested positive came in close contact with them due to the nature of their job descriptions. Also, according to an article from Philstar, Libiran emphasized that the ticket seller had no contact with infected depot personnel.
Additionally, those who tested positive for the virus were taken to quarantine facilities at the World Trace Center in Pasay. Some were brought to the Philippine Arena in Bulacan while others were at the Philsports complex in Pasig.
Along with this, other employees were still waiting for the results of the confirmatory swab tests. Because of the rise in cases, MRT-3 said they would deploy fewer trains starting today.
As per the report, the number of trains deployed by MRT-3 would drop to around 10-12 from the original 16 to 19. Aside from this, operations of the station would be suspended on four weekends. This would start from July to September as MRT gives way for rail replacement initiatives.
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