New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Wednesday said that there are 1637 COVID-19 cases in India including 386 new positive cases were reported yesterday.
Joint Secretary of Ministry of Health, Lav Agarwal was briefing media when he said that a sudden surge in the cases were due to travel by members of Tablighi Jamat. 1800 people related to Tablighi Jamaat have been sent to 9 hospitals and quarantine centers. The recent rise in cases does not represent a national trend, he said.
Talking about Railways facilities, he said, “Railways is preparing to set up 3.2 lakh isolation & quarantine beds by modifying 20000 coaches. Modification of 5000 coaches has begun. Lifeline flights have been started to transport essential commodities like testing kits, medicines & masks.”