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

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.

12:04 p.m.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last four days, a health department official said on Saturday.

11:23 a.m.

Puducherry sees 43 new cases of COVID-19 as UT's tally touches 39,047.

India needs to take special measures to ensure economic security for people with leprosy as situations like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have jolted the ostracised community, making them rely merely on handouts to survive, WHO goodwill ambassador against the disease Yohei Sasakawa has said.

11:22 a.m.

Scientists develop new tool that may help decontaminate viruses in aerosols.

11:01 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh did not record a single fresh case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, a senior health department official said on Saturday.

10:41 a.m.

Premier all-rounder Ben Stokes, pacer Jofra Archer and reserve opener Rory Burns on Saturday had their first training session at the Chepauk after successfully completing six days of hard quarantine, while other members of the squad cleared their second COVID-19 test.

With 13,083 fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally has gone up to 1,07,33,131 while the viral disease has claimed 137 more lives in the country in a span of 24 hours as the death toll now stands at 1,54,147, the health ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.

10:09 a.m.

The coronnavirus infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,53,367 with the addition of 307 cases, an official said on Saturday.

9:49 a.m.

Three more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the coronavirus caseload in the state to 4,366, an official said on Saturday.

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,18,602 as 45 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Saturday. PTI VIS VIS