Coronavirus: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world

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New Delhi: Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

12:15 p.m.

Delhi courts quickly adopted technology to counter the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and heard important cases related to Delhi communal riots in February as also violations of visa norms by foreigner Tablighi Jamaat members in 2020.

12:12 p.m.

Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey has said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under home isolation.

12:09 p.m.

Three people who returned from the UK recently, were infected with the mutated strain of coronavirus, a top official of theCCMB here said on Tuesday.

11:55 a.m.

Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar’s wife, Santosh Shailza, succumbed to COVID-19 in the early hours of Tuesday, Health Minister Rajiv Saizal said.

11:38 a.m.

Six persons who returned to India from the United Kingdom have tested positive for the new mutated strain of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

11:30 a.m.

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus emerged a year ago before it became a pandemic and upended life across the globe, has started the emergency COVID-19 vaccination on some key groups, a senior health official said on Tuesday, even as China is yet to officially certify its multiple vaccines.

11:28 a.m.

COVID-19 may have thrown curveballs this year but the USD 191 billion-Indian IT sector has shown resilience and 2021 promises more growth opportunities as digital spends go up to tackle the challenges amid the ‘new normal’.

Jharkhand’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,14,420 as 152 people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Tuesday.

11:25 a.m.

Diabetes patients on a particular class of glucose-lowering drugs called SGLT2i may be at an increased risk for a potentially lethal condition when they contract COVID-19, warns a new study.

11:21 a.m.

India’s economy could prove to be the “most resilient” in the subregion of South and South-West Asia over the long term, according to a report by the UN, which says a positive but lower economic growth post COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s large market will continue to attract investments.

10:54 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 16,696 after seven people tested positive for the virus, a senior health department official said on Tuesday.

10:42 a.m.

A total of 16,432 new infections were reported in India in a span of 24 hours, the lowest in little over six months, while the death toll increased to 1,48,153 with 252 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

10:30 a.m.

Mizoram reports six more COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 4,190.

10:07 a.m.

Telangana recorded 397 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.85 lakh while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,535.

10:01 a.m.

Telugu film star Ram Charan on Tuesday said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is under home quarantine.

10:00 a.m.

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has passed a bill to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for increasing direct coronavirus relief payments to some Americans to USD 2,000, but the measure faces an uphill battle in the Republican-run Senate.

9:26 a.m.

With the addition of 283 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,42,097, an official said on Tuesday.

8:20 a.m.

Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar’s wife, Santosh Shailza, succumbed to COVID-19 in the early hours of Tuesday, Health Minister Rajiv Saizal said. (PTI)

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