LOOK: 2 port-based quarantine facilities in Manila and Orion, Bataan will open as isolation centers for #COVID19 patients beginning this April. The DOTr says this is to augment medical facilities amid the overcapacity of many hospitals in NCR Plus. (📸:DoTr/PPA)
The DOTr has recorded a total of 522 new COVID-19 cases among railway employees. Thousands of other railway employees will also undergo coronavirus testing.
LOOK: Workers disinfect a train coach at the PNR Tutuban station in Manila on Thursday, April 8. The railway system is preparing to resume operations on April 9 with only 10 to 12 trains after the DOTr recorded new COVID-19 cases among PNR employees.
JUST IN: IATF, DOH, & DOTr issued the ff guidelines on wearing of face mask inside vehicles: 1. No need for face mask when travelling alone. 2. When driver is w/ passengers, mandatory for all inside the vehicle to wear face mask even if they’re from same household.
Forty-five more employees of MRT-3 tested positive the coronavirus, four of which are ticket sellers. Two of them are stationed at Cubao station, one is at North Avenue station while one is a reserve, the DOTr said. | @dygalvezINQ
JUST IN: The DOTr confirms that 127 employees of the MRT 3 depot tested positive for the coronavirus as of Thursday morning. Reduced capacity for the railway to follow. 124 employees were under the MRT 3’s service provider Sumitomo Mitsubishi. | @kasubingsubing
SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PUVS AMID COVID-19 The jeepney driver, Federico “Boy” Tiozen Jr. used juice carton boxes to 'separate' passengers from each other in compliance with the social distancing measure issued by the DOTr. (Photos courtesy of Rhona May Romano)
JUST IN: DOTr-TWG official Antonio Gardiola, Jr., announces termination of their motorcycle-taxi study, deeming all three motorcycle-taxi services “illegal” and can be apprehended starting next week. Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News
LOOK: Your future railway network. If all 7 railway projects of the gov’t are completed by 2024 (including a subway) this is what Greater Metro Manila Railway Network could look like accdg to @DOTr_PH (Photo from DOTR) | vi @Joseph_Morong
DOTr tells couples: Focus on the road, not your partner, while driving