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

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New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

11:48 a.m. With coronavirus playing a dampener this year, it wasn't a usual Republic Day morning for children as they weren't allowed entry at the celebrations at Rajpath.

11:44 a.m.

It may take four to five years for the COVID-19 pandemic to end and the world to look to a post-COVID normal, a senior Singaporen minister has warned.

11:35 a.m.

India, which is among the largest troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, has called for an 'inclusive system' that provides early vaccination of peacekeepers, humanitarian workers and UN frontline workers.

11:19 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh Governor urges people to continue with COVID-19 precautions.

11:13 a.m.

India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 1,06,76,838, while 117 fatalities were recorded, also the lowest in over eight months, taking the death toll to 1,53,587.

10:40 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh reported one new COVID-19 case, taking the coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state to 16,820, a senior health department official said on Tuesday.

9:16 a.m.

Updating its travel advisory for three South Asian countries, the US has urged its citizens to reconsider their travel to Pakistan and Bangladesh and not to visit Afghanistan.

9:03 a.m.

India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the COVAX facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a phased manner, as more than six million doses have been airlifted to nine countries under New Delhi's 'vaccine diplomacy.' 7:24 a.m.

Reversing his predecessor Donald Trump's policy, President Joe Biden on Monday re-imposed a ban on travellers from Europe and Brazil.

5:50 a.m.

The UK and India are working side by side to free humanity from the coronavirus pandemic, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a special reference to the vaccine collaboration in his Republic Day message on Tuesday. VIS VIS