Union health ministry joint secretary Lav Aggarwal said that the coronavirus toll in India rose by 195 in the last 24 hours, adding that the total number of cases of stands at 46,433 nationwide.
In the 4 pm press briefing, he said, “In last 24 hours there have been 3,900 new cases, 195 deaths and 1,020 people have recovered. The recovery rate is 27.41 percent.”
“We persuaded certain states as we were not receiving reports of cases/deaths on time from them, after which the cases have been reported and we have seen spike in death cases today,” said Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.
Aggarwal said that the government also is trying to ensure that people continue to receive non-COVID19 healthcare services at both government and private facilities.
“Services for critically ill patients should also run smoothly,” he said.
67 special trains run so far for stranded people
The Ministry of Railways on Tuesday said that so far, 67 ‘Shramik Special Trains’ have been run by various Zonal Railways.
“Till 4 May, we had run 55 trains. Today, trains have been operated from Bengaluru, Surat, Sabarmati, Jalandhar, Kota, Ernakulam, 21 more such trains may leave today,” the statement said.
Indians abroad to be charged for repatriation flights
According to PTI report, the Indians stranded abroad, who are to brought back, will be charged for repatriation flights. The Centre was quoted as saying that Rs 50,000 per passenger for London-Delhi flight, Rs 12,000 for Dhaka-Delhi flight will be charged.