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 Saturday.

12:11 p.m.

Protein inherited by humans from neanderthals linked to reduced COVID-19 severity, study says.

12:05 p.m.

For the first time in its recent history, the Kerala capital on Saturday witnessed the famous Attukal Pongala, one of the world’s largest all-women congregation, without the mass gathering of women devotees in public places and long lines of wayside make-shift hearths.

11:43 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh did not report any new coronavirus infection in over a week, while there are only three active COVID-19 cases in the state at present, an official said on Saturday.

11:30 a.m.

In view of the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the Gujarat government has decided to extend the night curfew in four major cities of the state, including Ahmedabad, by another 15 days.

11:03 a.m.

The coronavirus tally in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,017 as one more person has tested positive for the disease in the union territory, a health department official said on Saturday.

10:57 a.m.

The written examinations of HSC (Class 12) and SSC (Class 10) conducted by the Maharashtra education board will be held between April 23 and May 21 this year, an official said on Saturday.

10:24 a.m.

India registered a single-day spike of over 16,000 COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row on Saturday, while the death toll rose to 1,56,938 with 113 new fatalities, showed the data updated at 8 am on Saturday.

9:55 a.m.

The Mizoram government has decided to reopen colleges, universities and other higher educational institutions from March 1, an official statement said.

Telangana saw 178 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives past 2.98 lakh while one more death pushed the aggregate to 1,633.

9:19 a.m.

With 611 more persons testing positive for coronavirus, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,63,625, an official said on Saturday.

9:09 a.m.

Three more persons including an 88-year-old woman have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state’s tally to 4,422, an official said on Saturday.

9:02 a.m.

The budget session of the Goa Legislative Assembly will be held between March 24 and April 16, an official said on Saturday. (PTI)

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