New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Union health Ministry in its daily press briefing on Tuesday said that more than 1,000 people have recovered in last 24 hours in last 24 hours taking the number of total recovered cases in India to over 12,000.

"12,726 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far, 27.41 pc of total cases; 1,020 people recovered in last 24 hours," said Luv Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry as quoted by ANI.

The Health Ministry also added that they are in complete control of the situation but "laxity may lead to consequences".

"We are very comfortable in terms of managing COVID-19 as of now but any laxity at field level may have consequences," he said.

"Timely reporting, management of COVID-19 cases very crucial; we found gaps in some states, these addressed after persuasion," Agarwal added.

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The announcement was made on the day when India reported 3,900 new COVID-19 cases and 195 fatalities in last 24 hrs till Tuesday evening, the highest increase in a single day.

According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 46,433 and the death toll is at 1,568. 

In the joint press briefing, MHA spokesperson Punya Salila Srivastava said that stranded Indians who will be brought back from abroad by special flights will have to download Aarogya Setu app upon arrival.

Srivastava added that the passengers who land in the country on board the special flights will have to follow all the government-issued health guidelines, and they will be screened and kept at paid quarantine facilities for 14 days.

Talking about migrant workers, she said that 62 special trains run till now for domestic workers carrying about 70,000 travellers and thirteen more such trains expected to run on Tuesday.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: James Kuanal