DOTr MRT-3: Personnel in viral train disinfection video now facing disciplinary action

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by Drei Laurel | Mar 15, 2021
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MRT-3 management is assuring everyone that, yes, the train line takes keeping people safe from COVID-19 very, very seriously.

Commuters were up in arms over the weekend after a video of MRT-3 cleaning staff “disinfecting” train cars in a not-so-thorough fashion surfaced online. Here it is below:

In response, management is reprimanding those involved in the viral cleanup video, and says there will not be a repeat of the incident. Look:

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“We are assuring the riding public that matters have been taken to prevent a repeat of that unfortunate incident and that the personnel involved are now facing disciplinary action,” the agency said over the DOTr MRT-3 official Facebook page.

“The MRT-3 management will not tolerate any breach of health protocols as we stem the spread of COVID-19 while serving the daily transportation needs of commuters.”

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UPDATE, March 15, 2021: In a post made later on the same day, the MRT-3 management announced that the train line’s maintenance provider “[will relieve the] personnel involved in hasty cleaning of train [and deploy] additional staff to supervise disinfection teams.”

According to MRT-3 management, the cleaning staff has been reminded to maintain focus and take care when disinfecting train cars. Earlier today, the DOTr MRT-3 Facebook page released a video showing how to process is really done. Watch:

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Well, that’s definitely more thorough than what we saw over the weekend. But is it thorough enough? At the very least, they aren’t just giving the hand straps high fives this time, right? Let us know what you guys think in the comments.

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