After temporarily shutting down its operations on Tuesday, the management of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) has identified the workplaces and working times of its personnel who contracted the coronavirus.
This information would help in contact tracing efforts and quarantine among passengers who had direct contact with the infected personnel.
In a Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) 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 its statement read.
The DOTr then listed the working schedules of the said personnel:
- North Avenue station -1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
- Quezon Avenue station - 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- GMA-Kamuning station - 4:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Cubao station - 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
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The agency advised 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."