MRT-3 reminds passengers to observe health protocols as COVID-19 cases rise

Amid another influx in novel coronavirus disease cases, management of the Metro Rail Transit-Line 3 reminded commuters to follow minimum health protocols aboard public transportation.

The Department of Transportation said that any commuters who have symptoms or have had exposure to patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are also advised not to risk going out in public and remain home.

Commuters are supposed to observe physical distancing, wear masks and face shields at all times, and should not talk or eat on the train. Marshals have been deployed to enforce these health protocols.

Though rail lines are set to gradually increase passenger capacity, health protocols still cap the MRT-3’s ridership out at 50 percent capacity.

According to transportation department data, passenger averages over the initial general community quarantine period were around 43,300 during weekdays and 33,570 during weekends.

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