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

New Delhi, Jun 18 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Thursday.

5:53 p.m.

As many as 33 shelter home inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Kanpur.

5:49 p.m.

Matrimony.com unveils chat facility on video during lockdown.

Two senior monks of Belur Math, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, are recovering well, a spokesperson says.

5:46 p.m.

Newly married man in Howrah meets wife after defeating coronavirus.

5:29 p.m.

Polio vaccine for COVID-19 ‘testable’, may offer limited protection, scientists say.

4:57 p.m.

Singapore will hold political campaigns for general elections on TV.

4:48 p.m.

AP reports 425 fresh COVID-19 cases as state's tally rises to 7,496.

4:44 p.m.

UP sees highest single-day spike in COVID-19 as 604 new cases are recorded.

4:30 p.m.

Assam reports one more COVID-19 death and 82 new cases.

Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally reaches 2,079.

4:24 p.m.

Various mathematical models on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in India carried a 'strong element of bias and used assumptions' to predict cases and deaths, an editorial published in ICMR's Indian Journal of Medical Research says.

4:12 p.m.

COVID-19 patients without disease symptoms may have weaker immune response, study says.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath orders increasing beds in COVID-19 hospitals from nearly one lakh to 1.50 lakh by June end.

4:01 p.m.

Man dies of COVID-19 in Puducherry as 27 fresh cases are reported.

Amma canteens will provide free food for the needy during the 12-day lockdown phase in 4 TN districts, CM K Palaniswami says.

3:56 p.m.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray calls for low-key Ganpati festival celebration this year.

3:43 p.m.

Roads leading to MRC in TN is sealed as woman in nearby village tests COVID-19 positive.

3:40 p.m.

At least 16 residents of slum in Kolkata test positive for COVID-19.

3:07 p.m.

A 28-year old Excise department personnel dies of COVID-19 in Kerala.

2:54 p.m.

Odisha reports 174 fresh cases of COVID-19 as state's total rises to 4,512.

2:50 p.m.

As many as seven people die of COVID-19 in 24 hrs in Jammu and Kashmir as death toll in the UT rises to 71.

2:47 p.m.

SC stays this year's historic Puri’s Rath Yatra due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2:34 p.m.

Singapore reports 257 new coronavirus cases among foreigners.

2:21 p.m.

As many as nine fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram as count rises to 130 in the state.

2:18 p.m Dutch Army and police personnel will showcase yoga asanas online on International Yoga Day.

Delhi HC asks health ministry to consider publishing certain changes in pics on wearing mask.

1:35 p.m.

Cinemas, salons and non-contact sports to return as South Africa eases lockdown.

1:20 p.m.

Forty-three fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Tripura, taking state's tally to 1,138, CM Biplab Kumar Deb says.

1:14 p.m.

Indore records 57 new COVID-19 cases as district's tally rises to 4,191.

1:08 p.m.

COVID-19 claims 10 lives in Rajasthan.

A 72-year-old man was erroneously declared COVID-19 positive in Meghalaya.

12:47 p.m.

Delhi govt caps rate of COVID-19 test at Rs 2,400.

12:39 p.m.

Lakhs of students sit for second PUC exam in Karnataka.

12:27 p.m.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviews COVID-19 situation in Delhi-NCR.

12:18 p.m.

COVID-19 spreads easily among people who live together, Lancet study says.

12:11 p.m.

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross 1,60,000-mark with death toll reaching 3,093.

11:37 a.m.

India records 12,881 fresh COVID-19 cases and 334 new fatalities as country's tally climbs to 3,66,946 and death toll rises to 12,237, Union Health Ministry data says.

11:17 a.m.

Two Toyota Kirloskar employees at Bidadi plant test positive for COVID-19.

11:10 a.m.

Four BRTF personnel test COVID-19 positive in Arunachal Pradesh as the tally rises to 103.

10:38 a.m.

Meghalaya government allows restaurants and salons to reopen next week.

10:36 a.m.

Scientists use 'nanosponges' to soak up and neutralise coronavirus in lab study.

10:25 a.m.

PM to launch rural public work scheme to help migrant workers.

The Asian Development Bank says countries in Developing Asia will 'barely grow' in 2020, while India's economy is forecast to contract by 4 per cent this fiscal due to the pandemic.

10:06 a.m.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia takes charge of health, PWD, power and other departments held by his colleague Satyendar Jain, who tested positive for COVID-19, official says.

9:30 a.m.

India has been overwhelmingly elected to UN Security Council in first-of-its-kind election amidst COVID-19.

8:34 a.m.

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