Delhi Metro starts free coronavirus testing facilities at 6 stations

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now started free coronavirus testing facilities at various stations. The move comes in the view of a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital.

Testing has begun at six metro stations – Nehru Place, ITO, Badarpur, Chandni Chowk, Inderlok and Netaji Subhash Place.

According to sources, tests will be conducted by staff including a lab technician and four civil defence volunteers. All these tests are free and rapid antigen tests.

“This officially kicked off in November. However, it was a gradual development as initially only a few stations like Chandni Chowk, which are usually quite busy, had testing counters,” a DMRC spokesperson said, reported

On Saturday, Delhi recorded a spike of 3,419 fresh coronavirus, pushing the tally of Covid-19 in the capital to over 5.89 lakh. The death toll mounted to 9,574 by Saturday.

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