Paranaque Integrated Terminal operations to continue despite disinfection

The Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), the country’s first landport, will continue with normal operations even during the four-day terminal disinfection that is set to start on July 23, 2020.

 Only a portion of the landport’s 2nd level will be temporarily closed during the disinfection period. 

“The PITX management deems it necessary to conduct this regular intensive sterilization of the facility to ensure the safety of passengers and other terminal users,”  Jason Salvador, PITX Corporate Affairs head said.

PITX currently serves 11 bus routes and 4 modern jeepney routes.

“With the increasing daily passenger count, we cannot just suspend operations and leave our passengers out on the streets while we disinfect, especially during this time of a public health emergency. We’ll do it simultaneously,” Salvador added. 

Several health and safety measures are being implemented at PITX under the PITX SAFE campaign that was launched early June to help curb the spread of COVID-19. 

These efforts include the mandatory wearing of face masks, observation of physical distancing, handwashing campaigns, and checking of body temperature prior to terminal entry. The facility is also regularly sanitized apart from the intensive disinfection procedure that will begin tomorrow

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