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

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Thursday.

12:00 p.m.

Petrol price in the national capital closed in on record Rs 88 per litre mark while diesel neared Rs 85 in Mumbai after rates across the country were hiked for the third day in a row on Thursday.

11:49 a.m.

Salaries in India are projected to rise by an average of 6.4 per cent in 2021, marginally higher than the average actual increase of 5.9 per cent in 2020, according to a Willis Towers Watson survey.

11:43 a.m.

The Maharashtra government has made RT-PCR test mandatory for travellers from Kerala, which has been reporting a high number of COVID-19 cases, to check the spread of the viral infection in the western state, an official said on Thursday.

11:40 a.m.

Telangana recorded 146 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.96 lakh while after nearly nine months no death was reported, the state government said on Thursday.

11:33 a.m.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that he held a 'good discussion' with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on many important issues, including on the two nations' commitment to democratic principles, recent protests, and the importance of resolving issues through dialogue.

11:13 a.m.

No new COVID-19 cases were detected in Arunachal Pradesh in the last two days, a senior health department official said on Thursday.

11:09 a.m.

Obesity, age, and the state of COVID-19 infection influence the number of virus particles an infected person breathes out, according to a new study which says these factors determine if a person becomes a super-spreader of the virus.

10:20 a.m.

India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,08,71,294 with 12,923 fresh cases reported in a day, while death toll in the country due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,55,360 with 108 more people succumbing to it, according to the ministry's data updated at 8 am.

9:23 a.m.

Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state's tally to 4,390, an official said on Thursday.

9:11 a.m.

With the addition of 364 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 2,56,549,an official said on Thursday. PTI VIS VIS