23 train passengers test positive in free COVID-19 antigen testing — DOTr
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-three passengers have tested positive in the free, random, and voluntary COVID-19 antigen testing being conducted in Metro Manila’s railways, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
The Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3), Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) have so far conducted a total of 228 tests as of January 13.
Eight out of 96 tested passengers at the MRT-3;12 out of 85 from the LRT-2, and three out of 47 from PNR stations were positive in the antigen test, the transportation department said.
“Passengers who tested [positive], and who will be tested positive in the aforesaid testing shall not be permitted to ride the trains. They are asked to return home, isolate, and report to their Barangay Health Emergency Response Team for proper support and monitoring. They are also advised to undergo confirmatory RT-PCR Testing,” the DOTr said in a statement on Friday night.
The management of the LRT-1 will also provide free random COVID-19 antigen tests to passengers on Saturday, January 15, and Monday, January 17, according to DOTr.
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