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

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New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Thursday.

4:44 p.m.

Pondicherry cricket association to host inaugural T20 tourney in bio-bubble.

4:37 p.m.

The Punjab government decides to re-open universities and colleges in the areas outside COVID-19 containment zones from November 16 in the state.

4:30 p.m.

Indore medical college to seek nod for autopsies of COVID-19 victims.

4:12 p.m.

Kerala govt to offer financial aid to struggling artists due to COVID-19 restrictions.

3:55 p.m.

Undeterred by the UP government's film city plans, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said his government would ensure the best film production facilities in his state.

3:33 p.m.

The International Hockey Federation on Thursday postponed two upcoming FIH Pro League matches due to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions in the competing nations.

3:32 p.m.

Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh urges officials of Regional Transport Office (RTO) to be courteous to women autorickshaw drivers who are trying to restore finances of their families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

3:19 p.m.

National car racing to resume in bio-bubble.

3:17 p.m.

Thousands to attend Tableeghi Jamaat congregation in Karachi despite uptick in virus cases.

2:55 p.m.

The Delhi HC expressed displeasure over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital and observed that the city could soon become ‘corona capital of the country’.

2:48 p.m.

CM Arvind Kejriwal says the COVID-19 situation is deteriorating in Delhi due to the rising air pollution as he appealed to people not to burst firecrackers, and join him and his ministers instead in a 'Laxmi Pujan' programme to be organised by the AAP government this Diwali.

2:35 p.m.

As many as 262 students and about 160 teachers tested positive in Andhra Pradesh during the past three days after schools were reopened on November 2 for class 9 and 10 students, a senior official of the school education says.

2:14 p.m.

Mental confusion could be an early sign of COVID-19, study says.

1:22 p.m.

Another Odisha journalist dies of COVID-19.

1:17 p.m.

Puducherry reports 125 fresh COVID-19 cases and one fatality.

1:13 p.m.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has partnered with IIHMR University in Jaipur to offer two online courses on 'vaccine economics' for policymakers and programme managers to educate them on optimising vaccine coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

12:34 p.m.

Active cases of COVID-19 less than 6 lakh for seven consecutive days, Health Ministry says.

12:19 p.m.

Food baskets containing among others cereals, pulses, edible oil, fruits and vegetables should be distributed to all sections of people in Tamil Nadu irrespective of socio-economic status regularly to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, a food and nutrition security expert has suggested. 11:59 a.m.

SC asks Centre to issue directions for banning use of disinfectants and ultra violet rays on humans.

11:53 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Thane district reached 2,13,762 with the addition of 602 new cases of the viral infection.

10:52 a.m.

India's COVID-19 caseload mounts to 83.64 lakh with 50,210 new cases with the virus claiming 704 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country.

10:25 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh reports 77 new COVID-19 cases and one fresh fatality.

9:58 a.m.

Actor John Stamos' upcoming Disney Plus series 'Big Shot' paused production for a day after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus.

9:34 a.m.

Telangana adds 1,539 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths push toll to 1,362.

9:13 a.m.

A layer of haze lingered over the national capital and its suburbs on Thursday morning, with raging farm fires and a fall in the wind speed and temperatures pushing air quality to the worst levels in around a year.

9:10 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,389 as 17 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official say.

9:04 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 301 new COVID-19 cases and three fresh fatalities.

8:51 a.m.

Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of an interior designer, spent the night at a local school which has been designated as a COVID-19 centre for the Alibaug prison, an official says. PTI VIS VIS