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

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New Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Thursday.

12:19 p.m.

Telangana recorded 152 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 2,99,406, while the death toll rose to 1,637 with two more fatalities, the state government said on Thursday.

12:02 p.m.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said a doctor who allegedly tried to molest a woman patient at a COVID-19 care centre in Aurangabad has been removed from service, and SOPs for such facilities will be issued by this month-end.

11:52 a.m.

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed that elderly people be given priority in admission and treatment at private hospitals besides at government medical institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

11:09 a.m.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his parents received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital here on Thursday.

10:40 a.m.

The daily new cases of COVID-19 in India were recorded above 17,000 after a little over a month taking the total tally of cases to 1,11,56,923, while death toll increased to 1,57,435 with 89 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

India's largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced the launch of a suite of COVID-19 testing and vaccine management solutions that streamlines stages of the end-to-end testing and vaccination journeys.

10:32 a.m.

Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a senior health department official said on Thursday.

10:12 a.m.

IT services major Infosys has said it will create 500 jobs in Calgary over the next three years, doubling its Canadian workforce to 4,000 employees by 2023.

9:15 a.m.

Thane has added 818 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 2,66,910,an official said on Thursday. PTI VIS VIS VIS