New Delhi, May 20
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Wednesday.
2:52 p.m. The driver of deputy collector in Chhattisgarh tests coronavirus positive with the state's tally reaching 102.
2:48 p.m. Intra-state bus services resume in Punjab.
2:44 p.m. Gujarat government defends locally developed 'Dhaman-1' ventilators.
2:39 p.m. Singapore records 570 new coronavirus cases as total rises to 29,364.
2:32 p.m. COVID death toll in Delhi mounts to 176 as the number of cases crosses 11,000-mark.
2:24 p.m. Goa government increases bed capacity at COVID-19 hospital.
2:23 p.m. Pakistan plans to seek USD 2 billion in new loans from World Bank, ADB, report says.
1:59 p.m. Neil Gaiman apologises for breaking lockdown rules.
Missing COVID-19 patients a cause for concern, BMC official says.
1:53 p.m. Ola is laying off 1,400 staff as COVID-19 pandemic hits revenues.
1:45 p.m. Twelve fresh cases of coronavirus reported in HP.
1:15 p.m. As many as 63 COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka as tally touches 1,458.
Delhi's Rohini Jail assistant superintendent tests COVID-19 positive.
1:00 p.m. COVID-19 cases in Indore rise to 2,715 as death toll reaches 105.
12:53 p.m. Odisha COVID-19 death toll rises to 6 with total cases reaching 1,052.
12:32 p.m. World Bank says COVID-19 will push 60 million people into poverty and announces USD 160 billion assistance to 100 countries.
12:24 p.m. As many as 168 ship crew members stranded in Italy arrive in Goa.
12:08 p.m. Rajasthan reports 61 new cases of coronavirus, officials say.
12:00 p.m. Pending board exams will be held in schools where students enrolled, and result will be announced by July-end, says HRD ministry.
11:55 a.m. Forty year old COVID-positive woman dies in Jammu and Kashmir.
11:54 a.m. One dies of COVID-19 in AP while 68 fresh cases are reported.
11:46 a.m. As many as 2,132 patients have availed, or are currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 under the AB-PMJAY insurance scheme in the country, officials say.
11:43 a.m. COVID-19 survival reduces with time in dead body, but there is no specific time limit to declare it non-infective, ICMR says.
11:10 a.m. Machines used for testing drug-resistant TB can be now used for confirmation of COVID-19 cases, ICMR says.
10:37 a.m. COVID positive cook at Bengaluru SAI centre had no access to hockey players, says HI, adding it won't shift teams.
10:22 a.m. Union Health Ministry reports 140 new deaths due to COVID-19 and 5,611 novel coronavirus cases in India as the country's tally rises to 1,06,750 and death toll touches 3,303.
9:58 a.m. No invasive technique be adopted for forensic autopsy in COVID-19 death cases, ICMR says.
9:30 a.m. Chennai returnee tests positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya.
9:08 a.m. Six people, including three of a family, who returned to HP from Mumbai test positive for coronavirus.
9:00 a.m. Two more test coronavirus positive in Goa as state's active cases rise to 41.
China reports 16 new coronavirus cases.
8:53 a.m. As many as 26 scientists are among 150 Indians returning home from South Africa this week. PTI
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