LRT-2 prohibits talking, answering calls inside trains

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 17 2020 01:53 PM | Updated as of Jul 17 2020 07:49 PM

Workers disinfect an LRT-1 train coach using ultraviolet (UVC) lamps after passengers disembark at the LRT-1 Roosevelt station in Quezon City on June 1, 2020. The technology, developed by the Light Rail management together with UP National Engineering Center, is one of the means being used to disinfect mass transportation as Metro Manila shifted to the general community quarantine with limited number of peole allowed to travel. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA-- The LRT-2 management has prohibited talking and answering phone calls inside trains as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Talking with other passengers and answering phone calls are banned while traveling to avoid possible transmission of the virus, the LRT-2 management said in a tweet on Thursday.

"As an added safety measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in LRT-2, we will strictly implement the 'No Talking' policy," it said.

Passengers were also asked to properly wear their face masks inside the trains.

Earlier the MRT-3 also barred talking inside its trains after dozens of its workers caught the virus.

The World Health Organization had said that coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, although it described this form of transmission as rare and possibly insignificant.