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

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New Delhi, May 6 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Wednesday.

5:55 p.m.

Four more recover from coronavirus in UP's Muzaffarnagar.

5:50 p.m.

Two constables test positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai.

5:42 p.m.

Delhi Police registers first COVID-19 death.

5:39 p.m.

Two-month-old baby is among 17 new COVID-19 cases in Nepal.

5:31 p.m.

Haryana's first special train leaves for Bihar with 1,200 migrant workers.

5:25 p.m.

Terror perpetrators are trying to take advantage of COVID-19 pandemic and we need to defeat both viruses, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu says.

5:21 p.m.

COVID-19 cases cross 11,000 in Bangladesh with 790 new infections reported in one day.

5:18 p.m.

UP reports 89 fresh cases of COVID-19 as total number rises to 2,969.

5:13 p.m.

West Bengal's death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 72 as four more die of the disease.

5:09 p.m.

China asks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to show 'enormous evidence' of COVID-19 originating from Wuhan lab.

5:00 p.m.

UP approves ordinance to protect health workers and policemen.

4:58 p.m.

Sikh doctors in Canada make 'extremely difficult decision' to shave beards to serve COVID19 patients.

4:50 p.m.

Singapore's Mustafa Centre re-opens partially after coronavirus disinfection.

4:49 p.m.

Health ministry launches Aarogya Setu IVRS facility for those without smartphones.

4:20 p.m.

There will be complete lockdown in Chhattisgarh on weekends this month, official says.

3:58 p.m.

Thirty BSF jawans test positive for coronavirus in Jodhpur.

3:50 p.m.

Top UK government scientist quits after breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules.

3:32 p.m.

COVID-19 has infected 548 docs, nurses and paramedics across India, official sources say.

3:19 p.m.

At least 4,000 Goans from 65 countries have registered on the Goa NRI commission's portal to come back to the country amid the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, official says.

3:08 p.m.

Nepal extends lockdown till May 18, suspends cross-border movement until May 31.

2:54 p.m.

Scientists identify nearly 200 genetic mutations in novel coronavirus.

2:50 p.m.

Odisha reports second COVID-19 death as total cases touch 179 in the state.

2:46 p.m.

Most of COVID-19 deceased in Bhopal were gas tragedy victims, says NGO.

2:30 p.m.

Pune gears up to test more as cases are likely to rise in the next few days.

2:28 p.m.

Nine crore people have downloaded Aarogya Setu app, central government says.

2:22 p.m.

Over 2,500 migrant labourers reach UP from Gujarat on special trains.

2:20 p.m.

Singapore reports 788 new COVID-19 cases as the country plans to improve facilities in dorms.

2:18 p.m.

COVID-19 cases in Indore reach 1,681 as district's death toll rises to 81.

2:06 p.m.

Thirteen Tablighi Jamaat members arrested for defying lockdown in UP.

1:47 p.m.

AP reports two deaths and 60 fresh COVID-19 cases.

1:41 p.m.

Railways says it has run 115 Shramik trains so far, ferrying over one lakh migrants.

1:36 p.m.

HC seeks govt reply on plea for prohibiting newspaper delivery.

1:25 p.m.

Civilian staff at Officers' Training Academy in TN contracts coronavirus.

1:09 p.m.

Heating may effectively disinfect N95 masks for reuse, study says.

12:50 p.m.

Governments imposing taxes in times of distress is 'cruel', senior congress leader P Chidambaram says.

11:18 a.m.

A 90-year-old woman was discharged from the civil hospital in Thane after she recovered from COVID-19, district administration says.

10:50 a.m.

Afghanistan could have one of highest COVID-19 infection rates in world, a global migration agency says.

10:38 a.m.

Buddha's message of unity and service to others is important as humanity suffers from COVID-19, UN chief says.

10:35 a.m.

Domestic manufacturers can produce 2.5 lakh PPE, and 2 lakh N-95 masks per day, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 informs.

10:12 a.m.

COVID-19 death toll in India touches 1,694 as the number of cases rises to 49,391.

9:51 a.m.

Odisha reports second COVID-19 death as total cases in the state increases to 177.

9:42 a.m.

China reports two new coronavirus cases with 20 asymptomatic infections.

9:14 a.m.

Fired US scientist says the Trump administration ignored concerns over the importation of hydroxychloroquine from 'uninspected factories' in India and Pakistan.

9:08 a.m.

Chance to rework town planning of Mumbai amid COVID-19, architect Anant Gadgil says.

6:07 a.m.

US now in next stage of battle, has flattened curve, says President Donald Trump.

5:34 a.m.

White House begins talks on winding down coronavirus task force, US VP Mike Pence says. PTI VIS VIS VIS