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

New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Monday.

3:07 p.m.

The Delhi HC decides to restrict its functioning as also of the district courts to urgent matters only till July 15, in view of the prevalent COVID-19 pandemic situation.

2:55 p.m.

Ahmedabad gets seven new micro-containment areas.

2:37 p.m.

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy tests negative for COVID-19 and is advised to remain in isolation for at least a week.

2:25 p.m.

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city, the civic body has decided to convert the Divisional Sports Complex into a COVID care centre, an official says.

2:18 p.m.

COVID-19 patients to shift from rundown Ulhasnagar hospital.

Singapore gears up to reopen tourism-linked businesses while its COVID-19 tally reaches 43,661.

2:13 p.m.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore for the family of a senior doctor of the city government-run LNJP Hospital who died battling COVID-19, and said the society has 'lost a very valuable fighter'.

2:03 p.m.

Odisha reports 245 fresh COVID-19 cases and two more deaths.

Delhi was facing manpower shortage after losing four doctors to COVID-19, and thousands of healthcare professionals being infected, the AAP government informs Delhi HC, adding it is 'preposterous' to move contempt petition against it over managing of dead bodies.

2:01 p.m.

IIT-Gandhinagar team develops AI-based tool to detect COVID-19 using chest X-rays.

1:33 p.m.

Government allows export of COVID-19 PPE medical coveralls with monthly quota fixed at 50 lakh units.

1:08 p.m.

Researchers have developed an Internet of things device for soap dispensers which they say can ensure that people wash their hands properly for over 20 seconds as per WHO guidelines for COVID-19.

HP's Lahaul-Spiti district reports first COVID-19 case.

12:52 p.m.

Bengaluru now constitutes 25.92 per cent of total cases in Karnataka, says Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar.

12:42 p.m.

Twelve more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura, CM Biplab Kumar Deb says.

12:35 p.m.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces setting up of a 'plasma bank' to save lives of serious COVID-19 patients in the national capital.

12:20 p.m.

Puducherry reports 42 new COVID-19 cases as overall tally rises to 690.

11:55 a.m.

Family members of over 50 people who have recovered from COVID-19 are not willing to take their loved ones home fearing getting infected, forcing the government to keep them in state-run facilities, a senior official says.

11:52 a.m.

Shares of Axis Bank declined over 5 per cent after S&P Global Ratings lowered its ratings of the lender due to increased economic risks for banks operating in India.

11:24 a.m.

Scientists develop new method to detect regions at risk of spreading COVID-19.

11:15 a.m.

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne rescheduled to October amid COVID-19 pandemic.

11:04 a.m.

The Shiv Sena hit out at Union minister Nitin Gadkari's remarks on the need to decongest Mumbai, saying if smart cities like Mumbai and Pune are created in UP and Bihar, the population density of the country's financial capital will naturally come down.

10:55 a.m.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal lauds LNJP doctor who died fighting COVID-19.

10:15 a.m.

Allow foreign passport holding PIOs to travel to India for medical emergencies, says prominent social activist in New York.

10:00 a.m.

A single-day spike of 19,459 COVID-19 cases took India's tally to 5,48,318 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 16,475 with 380 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

9:41 a.m.

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