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Social distancing relaxed in MRT trains from today

By THE NATION

 

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MRT trains will relax from Wednesday social distancing practices that had been implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM) and Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), the train operators, said on Tuesday.

 

“The relaxation is in line with the government’s fifth phase of easing of lockdown measures, and to accommodate the increase in commuters after schools reopen on July 1,” said the announcement. “Under the fifth phase, Department of Rail Transport allows public rail vehicles to carry passengers at 70 per cent of capacity and cancel the distancing norm of at least one metre in seating and standing areas, meaning passengers can now occupy all seats as usual.”

 

Passengers, however, must pass a thermal screening process before entering the train system (those with 37.5 degrees Celsius temperature and above will not be allowed in), wear face masks at all times, use alcohol gel hand sanitiser which is provided at all stations, and check-in/out via the ThaiChana platform.

 

The MRT operator also has asked passengers to refrain from talking while on the train, and stand in the specified yellow marks on the floor, facing the recommended direction to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390578

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Social distancing relaxed in MRT trains from today

Ready, steady, go - sardines NOW!

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Social distancing relaxed in MRT trains from today

which of the 22 stupid rules did they relax

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According to a lot of people on here there never was social distancing on those trains. As Hotchilli states, easy to not notice something when it may upset big business.

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I use the BTS and MRT. They previously had no sitting on every other seat. It was absolutely pointless as the people standing were already right next to each other and could have had more room had the seats been available. It sure did look good, though. 

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On 7/1/2020 at 1:34 AM, bluesofa said:

Ready, steady, go - sardines NOW!

Sardines is an old game we used to play as kids growing up in London.

'nuf sed.

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12 minutes ago, wotsdermatter said:
On 7/1/2020 at 12:34 PM, bluesofa said:

Ready, steady, go - sardines NOW!

Sardines is an old game we used to play as kids growing up in London.

'nuf sed.

The game I remember: postman's knock.

 

Whatdya call Postman Pat on the dole?

Pat.

 

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