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



Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.




2:58 p.m.




As many as 29 more BSF jawans test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha.




A wedding ceremony in rural Patna has set off biggest COVID-19 infection chain in Bihar, officials say.




2:53 p.m.




Philips introduces mobile ICUs for India.




Odisha allows counter sale of liquor from Wednesday.




2:45 p.m.




One more patient succumbed to COVID-19 at the IGGMC hospital in Puducherry, and 31 new cases were reported during last 24 hours, taking the total tally of the infected to 721.




2:33 p.m.




Ball management will be our biggest challenge when cricket resumes, says Nitin Menon, a member in the ICC elite panel of umpires.




As many as 43 special flights carrying nearly 9,000 foreigners have so far left from Goa to various international destinations during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, officials say.




Singapore reports 246 new COVID-19 cases with most of them being foreign workers.




2:30 p.m.




Considering the rise in COVID-19 cases, the collector of Maharashtra''s Palghar district announces a complete lockdown in Jawhar town till July 8.




2:23 p.m.




UP CM Adityanath directs officials to study Centre''s guidelines for ''Unlock 2'' beginning July 1, and make arrangements accordingly.




2:18 p.m.




Amazon expands ''Pantry'' service to over 300 cities in India.




Johnson & Johnson is preparing the ground for the entry of a vaccine against COVID-19 and is expanding its manufacturing capacity to supply more than one billion doses through 2021 in a not-for-profit project aimed at the common person, top scientist says.




2:05 p.m.




Homegrown textiles and apparels major Raymond expects to reap the benefits of likely low imports from China in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.




2:03 p.m.




HC declines to entertain plea seeking free COVID-19 testing and treatment for all at private labs and hospitals.




1:53 p.m.




Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal says Rs 933 crore has been provided to 28,000 MSME units in the state under the package announced for the sector by PM Narendra Modi.




1:39 p.m.




HIV drug combo found to have no benefit for hospitalised COVID-19 patients in UK trial.




1:33 p.m.




NICED official tests positive for COVID-19.




Private medical colleges in Bengaluru have agreed to allot 50 per cent beds for COVID-19 treatment.




1:25 p.m.




COVID-19 peak is linked to consistent decline in daily toll, says public health care expert.




1:21 p.m.




Pakistan reports 2,846 more COVID-19 cases and 118 new deaths from the disease.




1:13 p.m.




Rajasthan records 4 more COVID-19 fatalities and 94 new cases.




1:08 p.m.




The historic Jama Masjid, which had closed earlier this month due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city, will reopen for congregational prayers (namaz) from July 4, Shahi Imam of the mosque Syed Ahmed Bukhari says.




1:03 p.m.




COVID-19 death toll rises to 25 in Odisha.




1:00 p.m.




Twelfth coronavirus-linked fatality reported in Jammu as toll rises to 96 in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.




12:43 p.m.




Some members of superstar Aamir Khan''s staff have tested positive for COVID-19.




12:07 p.m.




The UP government is avoiding COVID tests and making it difficult to assess the current situation in the state, says Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.




11:56 a.m.




India accounts for 45.8 million of the world''s ''missing females'', UN report says.




11:32 a.m.




South African cricketers return to training amid the COVID-19 pandemic after getting approval from the country''s sports ministry.




11:26 a.m.




The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council says it is flooded with distress calls from its member companies over acute disruption in manufacturing of products during the past few days due to non-clearance of imported raw materials at various ports.




10:59 a.m.




West Bengal is considering introduction of chapter on coronavirus in school curriculum.




10:57 a.m.




BMC asks private hospitals to keep staff in campus to check virus spread.




Indian-American Medha Raj has been named by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as his digital chief of staff, a key role in his election campaigns which are entirely going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.




10:40 a.m.




Extensive testing undertaken in Goa CM Pramod Sawant''s constituency to contain virus spread.




Partnership with US critical in translating India''s bold vision for development into reality, Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu says.




10:24 a.m.




With 18,522 people testing positive for COVID-19 in a single day, India''s case count reached 5,66,840 on Tuesday while the death toll rose to 16,893 with 418 new fatalities, Union Health Ministry says.




9:59 a.m.




Broadway''s theatres will remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, trade group the Broadway League announces.
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