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

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New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.

12:19 p.m.

Aurangabad district in Maharashtra has reported 1,427 fresh cases of coronavirus and 33 deaths due to the infection, an official said on Saturday.

12:17 p.m.

The COVID-19 seems to play a spoilsport on the usual crowded culmination to the weeks long poll campaigning in Kerala as the Election Commission has banned the years-long practice in the wake of the virus spread in the state.

12:10 p.m.

Properly fitted multilayer masks block 84 per cent of particles expelled by a person wearing it, while two people donning these types of masks can reduce transmission by close to 96 per cent, according to a new study.

11:15 a.m.

Pune's District Information Officer (DIO) Rajendra Sarag succumbed to the coronavirus infection at the Sassoon General Hospital here on Saturday morning, a senior official said.

10:53 a.m.

India on Saturday recorded 89,129 new COVID-19 cases in a day, the highest daily rise in around six-and-half-months, taking the nationwide tally of infections to over 1.23 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Saturday.

10:25 a.m.

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,487 on Saturday as three more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

10:09 a.m.

Fresh coronavirus infections in Telangana have breached the 1000-mark, pushing the tally to over 3.10 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,712 with six more fatalities.

10:02 a.m.

Police have registered an offence against some members of a film crew after more than a hundred people were found constructing a movie set without adherence to COVID-19 guidelines in Maharashtra's Palghar district, an official said on Saturday.

9:19 a.m.

No fresh COVID-19 case was reported in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday, a health official said.

9:15 a.m.

Thane district in Maharashtra reported 4,371 new cases of coronavirus, which took its infection count to 3,27,732, an official said on Saturday. PTI VIS VIS