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MRT3 personnel positive for COVID-19 hits 172

July 06, 2020 - Monday 1:07 PM by MDM

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MRT3 personnel positive for COVID-19 hits 172

Another 45 personnel of Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) turned out positive for COVID-19 raising its total infections to 172, The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Sunday

Of the 172, 166 came from the depot and the other six at the station. Four of the six are ticket sellers, a nurse and a train driver.

MRT3 management has implemented stricter safety and health protocols requiring all personnel to wear full personal protective equipment and submit a health declaration twice daily.

Swab testing, contact tracing and disinfection of affected areas including the trains are ongoing. 

Only 11 trains are running down from the usual 16 to 19 trains with a 10 minute time interval for every arrival.

15 buses to serve as augmentation units were deployed as of Monday morning.

Despite the alarming situation, passengers still trooped up to the station as early as 5 a.m.

MRT3 earlier announced they will be closed on August 8, 9, 21, 23, September 12 and 13. 

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