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

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Thursday.

11:54 a.m.

Passengers crowded local trains during the peak hours on Thursday morning -- the second day after suburban railway services resumed in Bengal -- with little or no regard for COVID-19 safety protocols.

11:46 a.m.

Smell and taste changes provide early indication of COVID-19 community spread, study says.

11:29 a.m.

Days after seeking the views of parents, Tamil Nadu government on Thursday reversed its move to reopen schools from November 16 for classes 9-12 and said they shall continue to remain closed.

11:18 a.m.

Zydus Cadila completes phase 2 clinical trial in COVID-19 patients with biological therapy PegiHep.

Puducherry added 66 fresh coronavirus infections and two related deaths on Thursday, pushing the overall tally to 36,179.

11:09 a.m.

The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday announced the completion of enrolment of phase-3 clinical trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in India.

10:56 a.m.

Serum Institute of India (SII) and ICMR on Thursday announced the completion of enrolment process of 1,600 participants in the phase-III clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in the country.

10:48 a.m.

India saw a single-day increase of 47,905 infections taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to 86,83,916, as the death toll climbed to 1,28,121 with 550 new fatalities.

10:18 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 15,657 on Thursday as 76 more people, including five security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said.

10:11 a.m.

Union minister Smriti Irani on Thursday said she has tested negative for COVID-19.

9:53 a.m.

BJP MLA from Salt in Almora district, Surendra Singh Jeena, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in New Delhi, died early Thursday, a party leader said.

9:00 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,494 on Thursday as 17 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

8:45 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 284 new COVID-19 cases and three fresh fatalities. PTI VIS VIS