DOTr identifies stations, shifts of MRT-3 personnel with COVID-19

Sixteen of those who tested positive are ticket sellers
PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

After temporarily shutting down its operations yesterday, July 7, the management of the MRT-3 has identified the workplaces and working times of its personnel who contracted the coronavirus. This information will help in contact-tracing efforts involving passengers who had direct contact with the infected personnel.

In a Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has confirmed that a total of 198 MRT-3 employees tested positive for COVID-19—177 depot personnel, three train drivers, two control-center personnel, and 16 station personnel—as of July 6.

“The 16 station personnel who contracted the virus are ticket sellers—from North Avenue, GMA-Kamuning, Cubao, and one on reserved status—and a nurse,” part of the statement reads.

According to the DOTr, the working schedules of the said personnel were as follows:

  1. North Avenue station – 1pm to 11pm; 4:30pm to 2:30am
  2. Quezon Avenue station – 1pm to 11pm
  3. GMA-Kamuning station – 4:30am to 2:30pm
  4. Cubao station – 1pm to 11pm; 4:30pm to 2:30am
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The agency is advising the passengers concerned to monitor their condition and self-quarantine at home to prevent the spread of the virus: “The MRT-3 management assures that it is doing the necessary measures to be able to maintain the health and safety of its employees and passengers.”

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NOTE: This article first appeared on reportr.world. Minor edits have been made.

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