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

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New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

12:02 p.m.

Despite a steady inflow of tourists into Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Union Territory did not report any new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Tuesday.

11:39 a.m.

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed that no compound or penal interest shall be charged from borrowers for the six-month loan moratorium period, which was announced last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the amount already charged shall be refunded, credited or adjusted.

11:12 a.m.

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

10:58 a.m.

India recorded 40,715 coronavirus cases in a day, taking the nationwide infection tally to 1,16,86,796, while the COVID-19 death toll increased to 1,60,166, with 199 daily new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am stated.

9:29 a.m.

Fast bowler Hasan Ali has returned two negative tests after initially testing positive for COVID-19 and will join the Pakistan training camp from Tuesday ahead of their tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed profound concern over the rise of violence against Asians and people of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying thousands of incidents through the past year perpetuated a “centuries-long history” of intolerance, stereotyping and abuse.

9:19 a.m.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday praised the 'great spirit' shown by Britain in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and struck a cautious note of optimism about the lifting of restrictions, as he marked the first anniversary of the UK’s stay-at-home lockdown.

9:14 a.m.

With the addition of 2,173 fresh coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,90,616 while ten persons succumbed to the infection, taking the toll to 6,392, an official said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said people must follow COVID-19 safety protocols if the state is to avoid another lockdown.

At least three persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 4,451, an official said on Tuesday. PTI VIS VIS