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.

11:49 a.m.

Polling for panchayat and two urban local bodies in Arunachal Pradesh is underway on Tuesday with election officials and voters adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

11:22 a.m.

Several Indian-American physicians publicly take COVID-19 vaccine and encourage others to get it.

11:06 a.m.

India-US ties were elevated to “comprehensive global strategic partnership” during President Donald Trump’s visit to India in 2020, a year when the two countries solidified their relationship at an unprecedented scale and pace despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the domestic political stalemate due to the presidential elections here.

10:42 a.m.

The number of daily new coronavirus infections reported in the country was recorded below 20,000 after nearly six months while the COVID-19 active caseload fell below 3 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,00,75,116 with 19,556 new infections being reported in a day as the death toll increased to 1,46,111 with 301 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

10:00 a.m.

Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 300 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking losses in index majors Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance and ITC amid weak cues from global markets as concerns over the new coronavirus strain continued to spook investors.

9:52 a.m.

Seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,888, a health department official said on Tuesday.

9:36 a.m.

First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Singapore.

9:22 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 173 new COVID-19 cases and one more death.

9:17 a.m.

Voting is underway for 3,019 panchayats in 117 taluks of Karnataka in the first phase of gram panchayat elections on Tuesday with COVID-19 protocols in place.

7:13 a.m.

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday publicly received the COVID-19 vaccine and said he was doing this to demonstrate that people should be ready to take the vaccine when it is available. (PTI)

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