COVID-19 positive MRT-3 workers reach 198


Posted at Jul 07 2020 02:53 PM | Updated as of Jul 07 2020 03:08 PM

COVID-19 positive MRT-3 workers reach 198 1
Passengers observe physical distancing as they queue at the MRT-3 Pasay-Taft station on June 1, 2020. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA - The total number of COVID-19 positive workers at the MRT-3 line reached 198 as of July 6, the Department of Transportation Tuesday.

Out of the total number, 177 are depot personnel, 3 train drivers, 2 control center personnel and 16 station personnel including 8 ticket sellers from North Avenue, 2 from GMA-Kamuning, 3 from Cubao, 1 from Quezon Ave, one reserve status and a nurse, the DOTr said.

"The MRT-3 management traced the stations and working shifts of ticket sellers who were tested positive for COVID-19 to help the riding public determine if they had direct contact with the station personnel," it said.

Those in contact with the said personnel were advised to self-quarantine. 

Ticket sellers from the following stations were working the shifts below:

- North Avenue station from 1:00PM to 11:00PM and 4:30PM to 2:30AM
- Quezon Avenue from 1:00PM to 11:00PM.
- GMA-Kamuning station 4:30PM to 2:30AM
- Cubao station were deployed from 1:00PM to 11:00PM and 4:30PM to 2:30AM.


The operations of the MRT-3 line is suspended until July 11 to give way to thorough disinfection and swab test of all personnel.