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

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New Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.

12:03 p.m.

One-fourth of UP's active COVID-19 cases are in its eight NCR districts, according to official data.

11:59 a.m.

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has signed the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, envisaged by the Left government in thestate to prevent cyber attacks against women and children which the opposition had alleged would curtail freedom of expression.

11:51 a.m.

Children battling COVID-19 seek emotional support through government helpline.

11:50 a.m.

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Saturday said India has entered a crucial phase in its fight against coronavirus and cannot afford to let the guard down at this juncture.

11:39 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh reports more COVID-19 recoveries than fresh cases for 7th consecutive day.

10:53 a.m.

Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of US President Donald Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19, his spokesperson said, latest in the First Family to have been infected by the deadly virus.

10:27 a.m.

Schools for Classes 10 and 12 in Goa reopened on Saturday after being shut for nearly eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

10:24 a.m.

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 90.50 lakh, with 46,232 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,32,726 with 564 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Saturday.

9:45 a.m.

Thirteen more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pushing the coronavirus tally in the union territory to 4,617, a health department official said on Saturday.

9:29 a.m.

US President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris have met House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer and discussed their shared priorities to provide immediate help to working families and small businesses struggling due to COVID-19.

9:15 a.m.

Jharkhand's coronavirus caseload rose to 1,07,157 on Saturday as 185 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

9:02 a.m.

An Indian-American scientist has discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

8:16 a.m.

The economic consequences of COVID-19 pandemic on South Asia are proving to be even greater than the healthcare challenges in the region, according to a report compiled by a top American think-tank.

7:19 a.m.

US President Donald Trump on Friday alleged that big pharma companies ran millions of dollars of negative advertisement against him during the just concluded presidential elections.

4:02 a.m.

The Trump administration is ready with a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine across the country as soon as the US Food and Drug Administration gives the necessary Emergency Use Authorisation to them, the White House said on Friday. PTI VIS VIS