Person With COVID-19 Took The STM & Fellow Passengers Are Asked To Watch Symptoms (Video)
According to the Government of Quebec, a person who has now tested positive for COVID-19 had used the 106 Newman bus and Montreal's Green Line metro from Angrignon to McGill on March 10. This means the person could have potentially been contagious at the time, which further means other people who took the same route that day may have been exposed to the virus.
As the government wants everyone safe rather than sorry, they are asking anyone who used the STM's Green Line of the Montreal metro between Angrignon and McGill stations on March 10 between 10:55 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. to closely monitor themselves for the appearance of symptoms of cough, fever, and difficulty breathing until March 24.
The same is asked for anyone who travelled on the STM's 106 bus between Boulevard Newman and Angrignon station during the times of 10:40 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. — also on March 10.
This information was officially released by the Government of Quebec, on their official website. As of yesterday, March 16, at 2 p.m., there were 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province of Quebec.
Although there is a small chance of someone having contracted COVID-19 by using public transportation, all protective measures, like monitoring oneself for symptoms, should continue to be taken.
Below is a screenshot from the Government of Quebec's website showing the information about the route that the person who was confirmed to have coronavirus had taken on March 10.
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If you have taken either the 106 bus or the STM's Green Line between the stations Angrignon and McGill during these times, please do ask the government asks, and watch your symptoms.
Two other circumstances where someone who tested positive for COVID-19 travelling in Montreal transportation also occurred on February 24, which you can read about here, and March 6.
Below is a breakdown of these two circumstances.
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Their route is mapped on the Government of Quebec's website.
Quebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province, you can read about them here.
More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the Government of Canada's website here.