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

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New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Monday.

12:16 p.m.

In view of a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Madhya Pradesh government has issued new guidelines and said people coming to districts which share border with Maharashtra should be identified and advised a week-long quarantine.

11:26 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh COVID-19 case in the last four days, a senior health official said on Monday.

10:57 a.m.

Mizoram on Monday reported just one new COVID-19 case, which took the state's tally to 4,437, an official said.

10:54 a.m.

The union territory of Puducherry logged 14 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 40,044, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.

10:36 a.m.

India recorded 26,291 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, its highest single-day spike in 85 days, taking the country's infection tally to 1,13,85,339, while the death toll due to the disease increased to 1,58,725 with 118 more fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed.

10:14 a.m.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the COVID-19 virus continues to be a big threat and people should follow all precautions and not let their guard down.

9:36 a.m.

The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,031 as one more person has tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Monday.

With the addition of 1,134 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra has reached 2,76,586,an official said on Monday. PTI VIS VIS