Authorities urge public transport users to register details in bid to help Victorian Covid-19 contac …

authorities urge public transport users to register details in bid to help victorian covid 19 contact tracers

Sumary of Authorities urge public transport users to register details in bid to help Victorian Covid-19 contact tracers:

  • More than 40,000 Victorians have registered their myki cards in a week after it was revealed passengers had been travelling on public transport without a registered card.
  • The Department of Health will ask for a myki card number when interviewing a Covid-19 positive case and if that person had travelled on public transport.
  • “Having these details means the Department of Transport can locate exact travel patterns and alert other passengers travelling on those services within hours,” a spokesperson said.
  • “However, with many passengers either not touching on or using a registered myki, it has been difficult for contact tracers to identify the exact service and time.
  • ”Camera IconMyki card data is crucial for Covid-19 contact tracers.
  • Credit: SuppliedLast week only 48 per cent of all touch-on’s across the state’s public transport network used a registered myki.

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