The MRT-3 underscored anew the importance of observing proper health and safety protocols on the country’s fight against COVID-19.
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed the MRT-3 Management to strictly remind passengers in all MRT-3 premises to religiously observe health and safety protocols reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, including wearing of mask and face shield at all times, no-talking and no-eating inside trains, and following appropriate physical distancing.
“The DOTr remains committed to uphold health and safety in our public transportation. But we cannot do it alone. Sa mga pasahero, drayber, at operator, magtulungan po tayong lahat. Maging responsable tayo at maging disiplinado Ang virus ay nandito pa rin kaya kaya pinaaalalahanan natin ang ating mga pasahero na magsuot ng face mask at face shield lalo sa loob ng pampublikong transportasyon. Huwag makipag-usap o kumain habang nasa loob ng sasakyan. Sundin din natin ang tamang physical distancing,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.
Passengers who have symptoms or had an exposure with patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are also advised not to risk going out in public and remain home.
“We are urging our passengers to strictly observe our COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Let’s be responsible for the safety of our fellow passengers. Anyone who feel any symptoms such as fever, or those who know they have had an exposure with someone who tested positive for the disease, should remain home for public safety. Practice self-isolation immediately and if possible, have yourselves tested to prevent the risk of spreading the disease to other passengers,” MRT-3 Director for Operations Michael J. Capati said.
The management has also assured the public that it is imposing regular sanitation and disinifection protocols on all its trains and facilities, and that all MRT-3 personnel regularly undergo RT-PCR swab testing.
Meanwhile, the MRT-3 is also calling for the cooperation of its passengers in reporting to any protocol violation that they may observe.