MRT-3 worker suspected for variant tests negative for Covid

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An employee of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3), whose mother was tested positive for the new UK variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) was tested negative for the disease.

Their test all yielded all negative results. The personnel’s mother has also been released from the quarantine facility after completing the required period and is now completely recovered”, said the MRT-3  in a statement on Monday Night.

No cases of UK Variant was identified among the rail line personnel who tested positive for Covid-19.
The MRT-3 employee who tested positive was brought to a quarantine facility before January 20 and has completed the mandatory quarantine on January 30.

As of Monday, there were 13 active Covid-19 cases among MRT-3 depot personnel, down from 56 active cases on January 25.

“So far, there are no reported new Covid-19 cases inside the stations. The cases are still contained within the depot, mostly in the offices,” the MRT-3 said.

To avoid further spread of the disease, only essential employees with negative swab tests can report to the offices, the depot, and the stations

We will continue to strictly implement other health and safety protocols, especially in stations and trains, the MRT-3 added.

 

BY KHALID MAGONDATO

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