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

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

12:30 p.m.

Frame SOPs for post-COVID-19 complications in patients, HC tells AAP government.

12:19 p.m.

Masks alone may not stop COVID-19 spread without physical distancing, study says.

12:16 p.m.

Maharashtra government allows water sports and amusement parks to resume.

11:55 a.m.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said 23 lakh people in the world had already received the COVID-19 vaccine and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi when India's turn would come.

Eminent Malayalam poet, conservationist and women's activist, Sugathakumari, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment, died at the government medical college hospital here on Wednesday.

11:26 a.m.

The district administration has banned collective celebrations like parties at hotels, bars, restaurants and other public places on Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year to stop the spread of COVID-19.

11:24 a.m.

Increased patrolling by police, heightened vigilance and curbs on timings of bars and pubs are back in Mumbai as it has come under fresh restrictions to check the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns over detection of a new variant of the virus.

11:21 a.m.

People who have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection have immune memory to protect against reinfection for at least eight months, according to a new study which provides strong evidence for the likelihood that COVID-19 vaccines will work for long periods.

11:16 a.m.

The faster spreading coronavirus strain first detected in the UK is unlikely to make vaccines less effective as of now but the preventives may need to be appropriately altered if more mutations occur over time, say scientists.

11:09 a.m.

The Biological Park Itanagar, popularly known as Itanagar Zoo, will reopen on Wednesday, nine months after it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said.

Five new cases take Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally to 16,657.

10:45 a.m.

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,00,99,066 with 23,950 new infections being reported in a day while death toll increased to 1,46,444 with 333 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

10:39 a.m.

From installing freezers to cold chain equipment set up, arrangements are being made at a Delhi government hospital for storage of COVID-19 vaccine, anticipating its arrival, sources said on Tuesday.

10:18 a.m.

Thane has reported 369 new cases of COVID-19, raising the tally in the Maharashtra district to 2,39,776, an official said on Wednesday.

10:05 a.m.

An American financial corporation has announced to invest USD 54 million in India to support the development of critical infrastructure projects in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

9:48 a.m.

Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,893, a health department official said on Wednesday.

9:24 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 209 new COVID-19 cases with three more deaths.

8:53 a.m.

US President Donald Trump has refused to sign the COVID-19 relief bill, saying the USD 600 stimulus payment to most Americans was not enough as he asked Congress to increase the amount to USD 2,000. PTI VIS VIS