New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Friday.
The Maharashtra government on Friday extended till February 28, 2021 the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions in the state.
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Mizoram reports one new COVID-19 case as state's tally rises to 4,363.
Telangana adds 197 new COVID-19 cases while two deaths take state's toll to 1,596.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and appealed to people to get vaccinated as soon as they can while stressing that nations must ensure the vaccine is available to everyone, everywhere.
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 16,827 on Friday as three more people, including an Army jawan, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said.
With 18,855 fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally has gone up to 1,07,20,048 while death toll due to the viral disease in the country has climbed to 1,54,010 with 163 more fatalities.
With the addition of 342 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra has mounted to 2,53,070, an official said on Friday.
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,18,557 on Friday as 62 more people tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,069, a health official said.
India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis.
US President Joe Biden has signed two healthcare executive orders which he said were to undo the damage done by his predecessor Donald Trump. PTI VIS VIS