Coronavirus Updates: Twenty Delhi Metro staff, staying in Delhi-NCR, have tested positive for COVID-19 till date, sources said to PTI. Many Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials have been coming to the office or to station premises to ensure the smooth resumption of services, whenever the orders come from the government.Also Read - UP Becomes First State to Clock 5 Crore Vaccination Mark As India Administers Over 48 crore Doses So Far

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The DMRC on Thursday also put out a tweet, saying, “Along with the rest of the country, DMRC is also fighting the battle against COVID-19. Delhi Metro’s employees have shown exemplary resilience in reporting back to their duties to keep the Metro system in all readiness for the eventual resumption of services. #DMRCFightsCOVID”. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown: Section 144 Imposed in Mumbai, BMC Says Night Curfew to Continue Till 5 AM Daily | Full List of Guidelines Here

The tweet carried a poster showing the Metro girl, DMRC’s mascot, wearing a mask and a pair of gloves.

The rail corporation was all set to resume services from June but the ministry of home affairs put off the resumption of metro services to the third phase of the phase-wise unlock that began from June 1. Religious places, restaurants, hotels will resume functioning from June 8. In July, educational institutions may resume classes after consultation with the stakeholders. This second phase will be followed by a decision on the resumption of international flights and metro services.

DMRC had initially made their helpline number unavailable for a couple of days. But now the helpline numbers are back.

Delhi recorded 1,359 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday, which took the city’s COVID-19 tally past the 25,000-mark, and the death toll due to the disease mounted to 650, authorities said. The highest single-day spike of 1,513 cases in the national capital was recorded on Wednesday.

(With PTI Inputs)

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