MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday reported that a total of 615 railway workers have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) since mass testing in the sector began earlier this month.
In a status update, the DOTr said there are currently 505 active cases among the workers of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2), the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR).
As of Monday, 6,161 train workers have so far been tested for Covid-19, or 74.89 percent of the combined 8,277 train workers of the four rail services.
In LRT-1, 1,183 out of its 1,185 workers have been tested, with 31 active cases and 162 recoveries.
In LRT-2, 1,1,938 out of its 1,979 workers have been tested, with 159 active infections and 178 recoveries.
In MRT-3, 1,290 out of its total 1,829 workers have been tested, with 175 active cases and 78 recoveries.
At the PNR, 1,290 out of its 1,829 workers have been tested, with 175 active infections and 78 recoveries.
All four rail services have yet to reach full capacity with many workers still under quarantine.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade earlier ordered the mass testing of all train workers in the National Capital Region to stem the spread of Covid-19 in public transportation. (PNA)