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TRTC Monitors MERS Updates, Readies Prevention Measures

In light of the spread of MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus) in South Korea, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) indicated that it will monitor updates on the disease closely and will immediately implement outbreak preventative measures if the Centers for Disease Control issues any warning on presence of the disease in Taiwan.
According to the agency, all MRT stations, train cars, and commercial facilities implement cleaning operations on a regular basis. Furthermore, public notices and updates are shown on running lights and screen monitors at platform and various locations inside the stations, reminding passengers to wash their hands often and those feeling unwell to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.
TRTC also keeps a wide range of medical devices recommended by health agencies in stock, such as rubbing alcohol and ear thermometers. The agency noted that it has an inventory of disease-prevention-related materials lasting up to one month.
As for facilities and equipment seeing frequent use such as toilet seats, door handles, ticket vendor touchscreens, elevator buttons, and escalator handrails, TRTC remarked that cleaning workers conduct cleaning with rubbing alcohol on a daily basis.
The agency pointed out that TRTC will collaborate with the city government to enact disease prevention policies as required. If necessary, it will implement measures used during the SARS outbreak, requiring passengers to wear face mask when taking trains and taking temperature before entering the stations.