The Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, expressed concern about mobility in Santiago and regions, which poses a risk of COVID-19 contagion.
In this regard, he called on people to organize their trips on public transport and specified that the offer of public transport and the maintenance of the supply chain, along with sanitization, has been maintained.
In this way, he emphasized that there has been almost 100% compliance in the nearly 13,800 sanitization controls on bus systems, along with the 1,500 stops and stations and 231 Metro trains, as a preventive measure.
Worker protection measures have also been taken, as the risk groups are not working, there are special cabins for the driver, access by the back door has been enabled, and there is use of the entire fleet during peak hours, which provides space.
«What we want to re-generate this awareness of respecting quarantines. The trend is that time quarantine is relaxing and that poses a greater risk to people,» explained the Transport Authority.
Meanwhile, the dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the UDD, Fernando Rojas, explained how mobility studies are done, by means of totally anonymous monitoring of 4 million cell phones, which packaged in large groups of thousands of movements you can analyze how the citizens are behaving in times of pandemic.
The work is done with the support of Telefónica and Cisco, and in conjunction with the Ministry of Science that makes this information available to the community.
«We can see that in all regions there has been a reduction in mobility, however, in no region have we reached a 40% reduction», highlighting that the largest reduction has been the Metropolitan Region, with 39%, while Biobío and Valparaiso, while, in the meantime, they have reduced their mobility by 27%.