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

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New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Thursday.

12:05 p.m.

Telangana logs 177 fresh COVID-19 cases as two deaths take toll to 1,606.

12:00 p.m.

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre to treat as a representation a PIL seeking inclusion of judges, judicial staff and lawyers in the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination.

11:57 a.m.

Health officials in Karnataka have appealed to people not to lower guard after 49 students from Kerala studying in a nursing college near the coastal city of Mangaluru tested positive for COVID-19.

11:49 a.m.

US President Joe Biden discussed global and regional challenges, ranging from Myanmar to China and the collective efforts to beat the COVID-19 pandemic with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to the White House.

11:27 a.m.

Recovered COVID-19 patients may need only one shot of mRNA vaccines, say scientists.

11:08 a.m.

The start of Bangladesh's upcoming tour of New Zealand was on Thursday postponed by a week due to the coronavirus-related 'challenges' and to allow adequate preparation time, the host country's cricket board has said.

10:46 a.m.

No fresh COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh as state's tally rises to 16,829.

10:40 a.m.

With 12,899 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's COVID-19 tally of cases rose to 1,07,90,183 as death toll increased to 1,54,703 with 107 new fatalities.

9:53 a.m.

The Goa government has sought financial assistance from the Centre to revive the state's tourism industry which has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

9:48 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 46 new COVID-19 cases and two fresh fatalities.

9:33 a.m.

Thane has added 314 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 2,54,642, an official said on Thursday.

5:03 a.m.

A quarantine worker at Melbourne hotel tests positive for COVID-19. PTI VIS VIS