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.