MRT3: Ticket sellers with COVID-19 assigned to 4 stations

Aika Rey
MRT3 advises passengers who had direct contact with ticket sellers in the 4 stations and during specific shifts, to undergo home quarantine and observe their condition

CORONAVIRUS. Security guards in PPEs at the MRT3 Depot imposes strict health protocol for employees entering the compound on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, after hundreds of its workers were tested positive for COVID-19. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) management said on Tuesday, July 7, that the ticket sellers who tested positive for the coronavirus were assigned to  4 stations

MRT3 advised passengers who had direct contact with ticket sellers in the following stations and during these shifts, to undergo home quarantine and observe their condition:

  • North Avenue Station
    • 4:30 am to 2:30 pm
    • 1 pm to 11 pm
  • Quezon Avenue Station
    • 1 pm to 11 pm
  • GMA-Kamuning Station
    • 4:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Araneta Center-Cubao Station
    • 4:30 am to 2:30 pm
    • 1 pm to 11 pm

The MRT3 earlier said that 198 employees tested for the virus as of Monday, July 6. Of the total, 177 are depot workers, 3 are train drivers, 2 are control center personnel, and 16 are station personnel.

The 16 station personnel, include 15 ticket sellers and a nurse.

The MRT3 management suspended railway operations from Tuesday to Saturday, July 11, to disinfect stations and their facilities.

For the duration of the general community quarantine, MRT3 operated at 13% capacity where only 153 people per train are allowed. Railway operations started in June.  – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.