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PTSC Headquarters in Port-of-Spain.

Despite an interruption in service at the Public Transportation Service Corporation’s City Gate branch yesterday due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, its Chairman Edward Gooding assures service would resume as normal. “It’s not the first time we’ve had somebody who has tested positive for COVID at PTSC and we followed all the procedures,” Gooding told Guardian Media yesterday.”It has not affected our bus service. All our services are running as planned. The buses are sanitised before they go out on a trip, the passengers are required to use masks, they are required to sanitise before they board the bus and we are only running 50 per cent capacity so there’s one passenger in a seat,” he said to reassure the public that it is safe to travel with the service. Guardian Media understands that an employee showed up for work last week with flu-like symptoms but was sent home. The employee later tested positive for the virus.