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MRT 3 to continue despite infection cluster

/ 05:10 AM January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation sees no reason for now to suspend operations of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) even after its depot was placed under “enhanced access control” due to COVID-19 cases.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade told reporters on Thursday that MRT 3 General Manager Rodolfo Garcia was now in intensive care after being infected while MRT Director Michael Capati was still recovering.

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Since last week, 36 office employees and six maintenance workers had been found positive for the coronavirus although Transportation Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said there were zero cases among station personnel. —Mariejo S. Ramos

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