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

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New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Wednesday.

2:48 p.m.

The nearly week-long spell of worsened air quality and a fresh surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital have proved 'doubly detrimental' to people suffering from respiratory ailments, as their complications have increased and many of them have also contracted COVID-19 infection, experts say.

2:17 p.m.

The Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) has ordered a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in Guwahati till the end of this month, including on Diwali, to curb pollution amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

2:15 p.m.

HC pulls up AAP govt for relaxing norms even as COVID-19 cases spike in Delhi.

BankBazaar.com on Wednesday said FY21 will be a year of growth for the fintech company despite challenges, and it plans to hire over 500 people over the next few months to support business expansion.

2:04 p.m.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday co-chair a virtual summit between India and 10-nation ASEAN that is expected to focus on measures to recover from the economic turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and ways to further broadbase the strategic ties.

1:48 p.m.

With the COVID-19 pandemic triggering a need for organisations to make structural changes in their talent strategies that boosted contractual job opportunities, a recent survey has found that Bengaluru and Hyderabad are leading in maximum demand from contractors.

1:34 p.m.

Hotel industry's revenue per room fell 53 per cent year-on-year during January-September due to an adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to property consultant JLL India.

Maharashtra's Thane district has detected 414 fresh COVID-19 cases and 11 more casualties, an official said.

1:09 p.m.

Crossing another 'milestone' in the fight against the pandemic, the COVID-19 active caseload in India has fallen below the 5 lakh-mark for the first time after 106 days and comprises merely 5.73 per cent of the total cases, the Union Health Ministry said.

12:32 p.m.

There is a sudden spurt in coronavirus infections in Pakistan with the rate of COVID-19 cases surpassing five per cent after a gap of over three months, according to a media report.

Odisha reports 1,220 new COVID-19 cases and 15 fresh fatalities. 12:16 p.m.

Puducherry registered one more death due to coronavirus on Wednesday taking the UT's toll to 605.

11:44 a.m.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government will have to define a vaccine distribution strategy to ensure that every Indian gets the COVID-19 vaccine.

11:41 a.m.

Plasma jets may kill novel coronavirus within seconds, study says.

11:15 a.m.

Kerala police receive over 2,800 complaints of domestic violence during lockdown.

11:07 a.m.

Researchers have discovered a new 'hidden' gene in the novel coronavirus which may contribute to its unique biology and pandemic potential.

11:05 a.m.

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,217 on Wednesday as 61 more people, including an eight-month-old baby, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

11:01 a.m.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday acknowledged that it was mentally tough for players to be in the just-concluded Indian Premier League's bio-bubble and thanked them for showing resolve to make the tournament a success.

10:35 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 15,581 on Wednesday as 97 more people, including 32 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said.

10:27 a.m.

India's COVID-19 caseload went past 86 lakh on Wednesday, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 80.13 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.79 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry's data.

9:53 a.m.

Suburban train services resumed in West Bengal on Wednesday after more than seven months, with authorities maintaining a strict vigil and passengers largely adhering to the COVID-19 protocol.

8:53 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,477 on Wednesday as 14 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

8:41 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 252 new COVID-19 cases and five fresh fatalities.

7:30 a.m.

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday had congratulatory calls with leaders of France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, during which in addition to bilateral issues they discussed efforts to address global challenges like COVID-19 together. PTI VIS VIS