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

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.

12:52 p.m.

Puducherry clocked 128 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, pushing up total infection count to 40,964.

12:49 p.m.

In view of Holi, the Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure the safety of motorists and special checking teams will also be deployed at major intersections to detect and prosecute traffic violators, officials said on Saturday.

12:35 p.m.

Police have registered an offence of culpable homicide against six persons in connection with the fire at a Bhandup mall, which claimed the lives of nine coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at a hospital located there, an official said on Saturday.

12:34 p.m.

An estimated 25.88 per cent of the total 81.09 lakh electors exercised their franchise till 11 am in 47 constituencies of Assam where polling is underway with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in the first phase of elections on Saturday.

11:35 a.m.

Cooling operations are still underway nearly 36 hours after a major fire erupted at a mall in Bhandup area here, which claimed the lives of nine patients in a hospital located there, fire brigade officials said on Saturday.

11:10 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,043 on Saturday as one more person tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

10:46 a.m.

An estimated 9.47 per cent of the total 81.09 lakh electors exercised their franchise till 9 am in 47 constituencies of Assam where polling is underway with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in the first phase of elections on Saturday.

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in home isolation.

10:31 a.m.

India saw 62,258 new coronavirus infections in a day, the highest single day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,19,08,910, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

10:28 a.m.

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,463 on Saturday as three more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

9:12 a.m.

India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, the country has told the UN General Assembly and cautioned that vaccine inequity will defeat the collective global resolve to contain the coronavirus as the disparity in the accessibility of vaccines will affect the poorest nations the most.

9:09 a.m.

The coronavirus tally in Thane district of Maharashtra reached 3,02,559 after as many as 3,218 people tested positive for the infection in a day, an official said on Saturday.

8:56 a.m.

Top United Nations officials, including the UN peacekeeping chief, have expressed gratitude to India for its gift of 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for peacekeepers, saying the donation will enable the Blue Helmets to continue their life-saving work in a safe manner.

7:18 a.m.

The White House is considering supporting a move by India and South Africa before the World Trade Organization on emergency temporary waiver of some Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) rules so that greater supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, treatment, and diagnostic tests can be produced globally, a media report has said. PTI VIS VIS