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

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New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

11:49 a.m.

An estimated one crore frontline health workers will received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine whenever it becomes available, with around 92 per cent of government hospitals and 55 per cent of private hospitals across all states and UTs providing data identifying the workers, official sources say.

11:28 a.m.

PM Narendra Modi interacted via video conferencing with chief ministers of states that are witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases to review the COVID-19 situation.

10:43 a.m.

Aurangabad has reported 141 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the Maharashtra district to 42,500, an official says.

10:34 a.m.

India saw 37,975 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to 91.77 lakh as the death toll climbed to 1,34,218 with 480 new fatalities, including 121 from the national capital alone.

10:32 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 2,24,222 with the addition of 634 new cases, an official says.

10:25 a.m.

As many as 50 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram's tally to 3,710.

10:04 a.m.

The Mizoram government decides to ban the bursting of firecrackers on Christmas and New Year to curb air pollution which could aggravate respiratory problems of COVID-19 patients and others, an official says.

9:33 a.m.

US President-elect Joe Biden is planning to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yallen as his Treasury Secretary to lead his economic response to the raging coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the world's biggest economy and led millions of Americans to lose their jobs.

In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the Central Railway has launched a UV light-based luggage sanitisation facility for passengers at a few major stations, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai, officials say.

9:20 a.m.

Amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered for an immediate procurement of 1,200 BiPAP machines for the new ICU beds being added in the national capital this week, an official said on Tuesday.

8:31 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,656 on Tuesday as 15 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

8:16 a.m.

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,07,688 as 219 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. PTI VIS VIS