Severity: Warning Alert

Civil Unrest: MRT-3 rail services suspended in Manila, Philippines, July 7-11 due to COVID-19 activity. Seek alternative transport.

  • Alert Begins: 06 Jul 2020 03:33 PM UTC
  • Alert Expires: 11 Jul 2020 11:59 PM UTC
  • Event: Rail disruptions
  • Location(s): Manila (map)
  • Time Frame: July 7-11
  • Impact: Likely transport disruptions

Summary
The Department of Transportation is suspending Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3) rail services in Manila July 7-11 due to several employees testing positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The MRT-3 runs through 13 stations in the city, starting at North Avenue Station and ending at Taft Avenue Station. Health officials intend to test more MRT personnel July 7-11 and may extend the suspension if additional employees test positive for the disease. Buses will be provided as alternative transport.

Increased demand for other transport services in the area is likely. Traffic congestion is possible as commuters use other means of transport. Lingering disruptions are likely once rail services resume.

Advice
Plan alternative means of transport where necessary and allow extra time to reach destinations for the duration of the disruptions.


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