New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Sawai Man Singh hospital here on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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