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332 rail workers recover from Covid

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About 332 workers from the four rail services in Metro Manila have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a report by Philippine News Agency..

Based on latest data, the agency said 680 workers from the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), LRT-2, Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) remain infected with Covid-19.

These active cases are out of the 5,532 tested workers of these rail lines as of Saturday.

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To date, 66.84 percent of their 8,277 workers have been tested for Covid-19.

At LRT-1, 1,001 out of its total 1,185 workers have been tested, with 49 active cases and 112 recoveries.

The LRT-2 had tested 1,933 out of its 1,979 workers, with 235 active cases and 93 recoveries.

MRT-3 had tested 1,315 out of its 3,283 workers, with 175 active cases and 98 recoveries.

At the PNR, 1,283 out of its 1,829 workers have been tested, with 221 active cases and 29 recoveries.

These four rail services continue to operate at a limited capacity, with the LRT-1 dispatching 17 trains, LRT-2 with five trains, the MRT-3 with 16 trains, and the PNR with 10 to 12 trains.

Earlier, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the mass testing of all railway workers to stop the transmission of Covid-19 among train passengers and personnel.

To date, railway personnel who have tested positive, those still awaiting test results, those identified as close contacts of confirmed cases, and employees showing any symptoms of Covid-19 are required to isolate and undergo quarantine.


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