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205 negative, 23 positive in railways’ latest antigen testing

Metro Rail Transit-3 (File picture)

MANILA – A whole of 23 patrons of three rail traces in the National Capital Trouble tested decided for the coronavirus illness 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday by the free antigen testing for random and volunteering passengers.

In a Fb submit, the Division of Transportation (DOTr) reported that the Gentle Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2), Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) administered 228 tests, with 205 yielding negative results.

“Passengers who test decided in the aforesaid testing shall no longer be well-liked to scramble the trains,” the DOTr mentioned.

Passengers need to return dwelling, isolate, and document to their Barangay Smartly being Emergency Response Group for “lawful reinforce and monitoring.”

“They are additionally told to hold confirmatory RT-PCR (reverse transcription – polymerase chain response) testing,” the DOTr mentioned.

On the assorted hand, the Gentle Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the operator and repairs provider of the Gentle Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), would per chance be a part of the three other rail traces in offering free random antigen tests starting Saturday.

In a assertion, the LRMC mentioned its testing sites would be positioned in LRT-1 stations with a high quantity of passengers, equivalent to in Edsa in Pasay, Baclaran in Parañaque, Monumento in Caloocan, and Carriedo in Manila on January 15 and 17.

The free antigen tests in LRT-2, MRT-3, and PNR are section of the DOTr’s efforts to curb Covid-19 infection in public transportation. (PNA)

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