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 Friday.
11:58 a.m.

The eagerly-awaited Indian Premier League will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the final slated on November 8, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI.

11:31 a.m.

Puducherry reports 97 new COVID-19 cases with overall tally climbing to 2,513.

11:27 a.m.

India adds record 49,310 cases in single day, taking the country''s tally to 12,87,945.

11:17 a.m.

Scientists redesign key coronavirus protein in lab, an innovation that may lead to much faster and more stable production of vaccines against COVID-19.

11:15 a.m.

As many as 116 people have tested positive for coronavirus, while four patients died of the infection in Chhattisgarh, a health official says.

11:01 a.m.

The Centre asks all states to avoid large congregation of people, and ensure social distancing and wearing of masks while celebrating the Independence Day amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

10:47 a.m.

The GFP communicates to the assembly speaker that passing of the Budget without a discussion in the House would amount to fraud on the people of Goa.

10:45 a.m.

Forty-two more people test positive for the novel coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh as state''s tally now reaches 991.

10:33 a.m.

New COVID-19 cases reported at housing complexes in Thane.

9:28 a.m.

A 23-year-old coronavirus patient in Tripura has given birth to a baby at a COVID hospital, and the health condition of both is stable, authorities say.

7:54 a.m.

Members of the BRICS bloc -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- need to work in solidarity to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, South African Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel says.

6:20 a.m.

Wearing face masks is now compulsory in UK shops and supermarkets, as part of the next stage of the government''s official guidance to curb the spread of coronavirus.

4:19 a.m.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has again announced the closure of schools for a month even as the nation''s COVID-19 tally crossed four-lakh mark. 
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