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

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New Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Monday.

5:12 p.m.

India, France join several countries sealing off UK amid new coronavirus variant surge.

4:57 p.m.

Give vaccine emergency use authorisation after trials on sufficient sample size: Parliamentary Panel.

4:05 p.m.

Ladakh records nine new COVID cases.

4:02 p.m.

Sensex tanks 1,407 points as new COVID-19 strain in UK triggers global selloff.

3:58 p.m.

Senior Congress leader Motilal Vora dies at a hospital following post-COVID-19 complications, his family said.

3:56 p.m.

Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, US President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Surgeon General, has said there is no evidence to suggest that a new and more contagious coronavirus variant reported in the UK is any deadlier.

3:52 p.m.

All flights from the UK to India and vice versa will remain suspended from Wednesday to December 31, the Civil Aviation Ministry says in view of the emergence of a mutated variant of the coronavirus there.

3:34 p.m.

COVID-19: Rajasthan CM urges people to celebrate New Year's eve at home, avoid mass gatherings.

3:28 p.m.

Singapore in talks with major suppliers on regional distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

2:52 p.m.

The government is fully alert and there is no need to panic, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says amid concerns over the emergence of a new coronavirus strain in the UK.

12:54 p.m.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal demands that the Centre ban all flights from the UK immediately in view of the emergence of a mutated variant of the coronavirus there.

12:40 p.m.

Odisha reports 363 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths.

12:28 p.m.

Puducherry adds 14 new coronavirus cases, one death pushes toll to 627.

12:14 p.m.

Pakistan reports 1,792 new cases of novel coronavirus: Health Ministry.

10:51 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh reports one new COVID-19 case, 17 fresh recoveries.

10:37 a.m.

Telangana logs 316 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths take toll to 1,515.

10:21 a.m.

Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram on Monday, taking the state's tally to 4,124, an official said.

10:19 a.m.

Active COVID-19 cases in country stand at 3,03,639 while 96,06,111 people have recovered from the disease so far: Union Health Ministry.

10:16 a.m.

Single day rise of 24,337 new COVID-19 cases, 333 fatalities pushes India's virus caseload to 1,00,55,560, death toll to 1,45,810: Government.

9:45 a.m.

Six new COVID-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands; tally rises to 4,881.

9: 44 a.m.

Maharashtra: 403 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths in Thane.

9:12 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,13,025. PTI SAR SAR