The images that show that the Transmetro does not comply with social distancing, although the municipality assures that this does not happen

The Transmetro, which is in charge of the Municipality of Guatemala, is one of the most used means of transport in the capital city, which now operates at 50% of its capacities with the 245 units it has on the seven lines.

Jorge Palacios, manager of the Municipal Transportation Company, assured that there are people from the commune, as well as municipal agents, enforcing the measures to stop the pandemic, such as social distancing, use of a mask and even the use of gel and thermometer.

However, the reality in the units and stops of the Transmetro is different, according to a tour made by Guatevisión Newscast Y Free Press.

Users without social distancing, and although a great majority use it, there are those who go with the mask incorrectly placed or even without using it inside the buses.

Some when noticing the cameras, they placed it correctly, and despite the fact that there is a thermometer and alcohol, many people do not use them and there is no one to verify this.

A person from the commune, observing the presence of journalists, also began to apply alcohol to people seeking to enter the station.

Despite this, Palacios emphasizes that the units comply with all biosafety protocols and there are even agents and workers trying to enforce them.

Given the incident that occurred inside a unit on line 12 on December 13, where a user even spat at people, they say that it was an isolated event, but that there are protocols for this, although because it is a woman, the agent does not he could touch her or proceed against her.

(Free Press Photo: María José Bonilla)
(Free Press Photo: María José Bonilla)
(Free Press Photo: María José Bonilla)

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