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

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

2:43 p.m.

Scientists have identified seven different forms of mild COVID-19.

2:30 p.m.

Over 30 per cent votes were cast till 1 pm as voting was underway for by-elections to seven assembly constituencies in UP.

Around 67.92 per cent of total 43,242 voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm in by-elections to two assembly seats in Nagaland on Tuesday amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, election officials say.

2:23 p.m.

Hot or cold weather may have no significant effect on COVID-19 spread, study says.

2:14 p.m.

Around 40.52 per cent of 4.67 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm in by-elections to two assembly seats amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, election officials say.

2:00 p.m.

Delhi airport starts COVID-19 testing for passengers before departure.

1:19 p.m.

Thane records 518 new COVID-19 cases and 19 more fatalities.

12:55 p.m.

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred to November 5 the hearing on a batch of pleas relating to charging of interest on interest by banks on EMIs which were not paid by the borrowers who availed of the RBI loan moratorium scheme in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

12:31 p.m.

An average 23.29 per cent voter turnout was registered till 11 am during polling for by- elections to eight Assembly seats in Gujarat.

12:26 p.m.

One more succumbs to COVID-19 in Puducherry as toll rises to 596 in the UT.

12:17 p.m.

Arunachal Pradesh reports 117 new COVID-19 cases and one more death.

Odisha reports 1,201 new COVID-19 cases and 12 fresh fatalities.

11:46 a.m.

Voting underway for by-elections to 54 assembly constituencies spread across 10 states, including 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh where the BJP is locked in a keen contest with the Congress to save its government.

Zydus Cadila files investigational new drug application for COVID-19 treatment.

11:41 a.m.

The AAP government tells the Delhi HC that it has instructed all its officials not to paste posters outside homes of COVID-19 positive persons or those in home isolation and those pasted have been ordered to be removed.

11:25 a.m.

The family court at Bandra in Mumbai, which has resumed regular hearings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has made arrangements for antigen tests of lawyers and litigants before entering the premises.

COVID-19 super-spreading events play 'outsized role' in disease transmission, say scientists.

10:52 a.m.

About eight per cent votes were cast in the first two hours as voting for the bypolls to seven assembly seats in UP began on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

10:33 a.m.

Attacking Donald Trump on the eve of the US presidential election, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said that the president has failed to lead the country and America can no longer afford four more years of him.

10:29 a.m.

Around 13.28 per cent of voters cast their ballots in the first two hours of polling for by-elections to two assembly seats in Jharkhand on Tuesday amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, election officials say.

10:20 a.m.

Around 35.15 per cent of voters cast their ballots in the first three hours of polling for by-elections to two assembly seats in Nagaland amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, election officials say.

10:17 a.m.

India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 82,67,623 with 38,310 fresh infections, while the death toll reached 1,23,097 after 490 new fatalities were reported.

The Indian badminton contingent, that was stuck in Germany, returned home on Tuesday after testing negative for the novel coronavirus for the second time.

10:15 a.m.

Strongly hitting out at Pakistan, India has said it is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to enhance support to cross-border terrorism and has resorted to “unbridled hate speech' to try and create divisions among India’s religious communities.

9:57 a.m.

Polling for Dubbak Assembly by-poll got underway on Tuesday with voters queuing up outside the booths to exercise their franchise.

9:17 a.m.

As polling began for the second phase of Bihar assembly elections and bypolls in 10 states, BJP President JP Nadda on Tuesday appealed to people to come out in large numbers and ensure their participation in the grand festival of democracy while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.

8:59 a.m.

PM Narendra Modi urges voters to cast their votes in the second phase of the Bihar Assembly election and participate in the 'festival of democracy' in large numbers while adhering to social distancing norms and wearing masks in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

8:10 a.m.

Voting underway for the bypolls to Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Sira assembly seats in Bengaluru and Tumakuru amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voting for the Marwahi assembly bypoll in Chhattisgarh began on Tuesday morning amid tight security and COVID-19 protocols in place, an official said. PTI VIS VIS