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MRT-3 to resume operations on July 13 with ’sufficient’ virus-free personnel

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 07:19 PM July 11, 2020

FILE — Scenes during the resumption of the MRT-3 operations at the North Avenue Station in Quezon City on June 1, 2020. Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Rail Transit-3 will resume operations on a limited capacity on Monday, July 13 after recording a “sufficient number” of train personnel who are negative for COVID-19.

In a statement on Saturday, the metro railway’s management said 1,093 depot personnel and 1,010 station personnel were free from the coronavirus disease. A total of 1,308 train personnel are required to “resume train operations on a limited number of train sets.”

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MRT-3 said 12 train sets including 2 Dalian train sets will be deployed during its resumption.

“The first train set will be dispatched at 5:30 AM from the North Avenue station to the Taft Avenue station,” read the statement.

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Passengers will fill out health declaration forms before boarding the train to help secure their information for contact tracing, it added.

MRT-3 ASSEMBLES MINIMUM NUMBER OF VIRUS-NEGATIVE PERSONNEL, RESUMES LIMITED CAPACITY OPERATIONS ON MONDAYOperation of…

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Saturday, July 11, 2020

Aside from passengers, MRT-3 management will also regularly check health declaration forms of its employees.

MRT-3 temporarily stopped its operations last Tuesday after more than 100 employees including ticket sellers were infected with the coronavirus disease. During this time, COVID-19 testing of train personnel is still ongoing.

Latest update from the Department of Transportation showed that 281 MRT-3 personnel were diagnosed with the coronavirus disease.

Of the 281, 184 are depot personnel, 88 are station personnel, nine are control center personnel.

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