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


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

12:07 p.m.

All passengers coming from the UK between January 8 and January 30 would be subjected to self-paid COVID-19 tests on arrival, the health ministry said in a standard operating procedure (SOP) issued on Saturday.

Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination underway in West Bengal.

12:05 p.m.

India’s first cultural diplomat to the US, Dr Moxraj, who spent last three years teaching Sanskrit, Hindi and spreading traditional Indian culture along with Yoga and meditation in many American states believes that the Vedic doctrine of Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam has found its own resonance in the post-COVID-19 world.

11:40 a.m.

In order to prepare the medical staff and infrastructure, the dry run for the COVID-19 vaccine will continue regularly across Assam till actual vaccination takes place, a senior official said on Saturday.

10:55 a.m.

Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination begins in Delhi.

Arunachal Pradesh reports no fresh COVID-19 case.

10:26 a.m.

A total of 19,079 people in India tested positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,49,218 in the country with 224 new fatalities.

10:19 a.m.

Three new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram’s tally to 4,219.

9:55 a.m.

One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 4,946, a health official said on Saturday.

9:22 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 128 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,15,241.

9:19 a.m.

Thane district’s COVID-19 count rises by 359 as death toll increases by eight. (PTI)


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