Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturda
11:56 a.m. Former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist and current opener David Warner express gratitude to two Indian students for helping people in the country during the pandemic.
11:53 a.m. In a first in Kerala, Apheresis procedure is used to administer plasma to COVID-19 patient.
11:48 a.m. Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane says the country is passing through difficult times and its safety and honour depend on the ability of its young officers as military leaders.
11:23 a.m. India’s COVID-19 cases jump from two lakh to three lakh in 10 days as it records worst daily spike of 11,458 infections.
11:09 a.m. With one more death, COVID-19 fatalities rise to 54 in Jammu and Kashmir
10:54 a.m. Beijing shuts down several markets after six new COVID-19 cases are reported.
10:51 a.m. Warner Bros decides to push back the release dates of two of its much-anticipated projects – Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ and Patty Jenkins-directed ‘Wonder Woman 1984’.
10:04 a.m. Concerned over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India and the recent migrant crisis, the Bombay HC says the pandemic has revealed that a society that provides equal opportunities to all remains a “distant dream”.
9:48 a.m. The MP government decides to organise employment fairs across the state for labourers, including the migrant workers who returned home from different states after losing their jobs during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, official says.
9:47 a.m. India’s COVID-19 tally breached the three-lakh mark with a record single-day spike of 11,458 infections, while the death toll rose to 8,884 with 386 new fatalities, the Union Health Ministry says