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

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Friday.

12:40 p.m.

Researchers have developed a new treatment that appears to stop the reproduction of the viruses which cause COVID-19 and flu, and can be delivered to the lungs via a nebulizer, making it easy for patients to self-administer at home.

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd will bear the cost of vaccinating its employees and their immediate family, totaling an estimated 12.2 lakh, as the oil-to-telecom conglomerate looks to safeguard them against the COVID-19 virus.

12:34 p.m.

The Delhi High Court Friday granted time to the Centre, AAP government and the police to respond to a plea seeking reopening of the Nizamuddin Markaz which has been locked since March 31 last year after several people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation there contracted COVID-19.

12:17 p.m.

COVID-19 antibody-based drugs and vaccines developed so far may become less effective as new variants of the novel coronavirus spread widely, according to a new study.

12:03 p.m.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Sawai Man Singh hospital here on Friday.

11:39 a.m.

Mizoram reported just one new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, which took the state's tally to 4,428, an official said on Friday.

10:15 a.m.

Two more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 5,024, a health department official said on Friday.

India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,11,73,761 with 16,838 fresh cases reported in a day, while the death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,57,548 in the country with 113 more fatalities.

Telangana recorded 166 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the total positives to over 2.99 lakh while two deaths pushed the tally to 1,639, the state government said on Friday.

9:47 a.m.

With the addition of 720 new coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 2,67,630, an official said on Friday.

9:35 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh COVID-19 case in the past two days, a senior health department official said on Friday. PTI VIS VIS