Commuters who got on the LRT and MRT trains during peak hours on last Thursday (27 May) and Friday (28 May) are advice to go for a Covid-19 test after 2 commuters were reported to be infected by Covid-19.
As reported by The Star, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd said the 2 individuals had tweeted about their test results for Covid-19 after boarding the LRT and MRT trains on May 27 and May 28 respectively.
In the first case, the individual said she boarded the LRT train from Wangsa Maju to Pasar Seni, and subsequently switch to MRT and stop at Semantan station. She added that her journey was between 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. on May 28. Meanwhile, she said that she did not experience any symptoms, and she had received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on May 21.
On the other hand, the second individual boarded the LRT train from Taman Melati to KLCC on May 27 and she was tested positive for Covid-19 later on. She added that her journey was between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Unfortunately, there were more cases being reported after these 2 individuals reported themselves. There were netizens getting themselves tested positive after commuting with the rails.
Anyone who was in the MRT from station Bukit Bintang to Kajang 27th May (6.40pm) and KTM from Kajang to Seremban (7.26pm) if you have any symptoms of Covid19 – pls get a swab test immediately because my swab test result positive. Im so sorry— ♡ (@_hanemazman) June 1, 2021
Meanwhile, a netizen made a record on the number of cases detected from those who commuted with LRT and MRT between this period. The cases had been increasing gradually and they strongly urge those who commuted with LRT and MRT in these 2 days to get screened for Covid-19.
Tq. Done. 4th case updated. Please take care everyone pic.twitter.com/sKN7iFTbxw— Cheapreme™ Store (@CheapremeBrand) June 1, 2021
Responding to the matter, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd said they welcome the honesty displayed by the two individuals. Once again, they remind all Malaysians who used public transportation to always comply with SOPs.
“If possible, use double face mask. Always be ethical in the train to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading.”
In addition, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd reassured that all trains were sanitised every night so that commuters can have a peace of mind when they travel.
“If you have any medical symptoms, avoid using the train as it will put other passengers at risk.” they added.