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

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New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Wednesday.

11:45 a.m.

As India launched the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, several UN agencies are working closely with authorities for the massive vaccination programme, a spokesperson for the UN chief has said.

11:08 a.m.

Genome sequencing of coronavirus in sewage can help detect local variants, says study.

10:49 a.m.

Thane's COVID-19 tally has gone up to 2,50,035 with the addition of 300 new cases of the disease in the Maharashtra district, an official said on Wednesday.

10:42 a.m.

The COVID-19 tally of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 16,815 on Wednesday as three more persons tested positive for the infection in the state, a health department official said.

10:22 a.m.

Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth, one of the frontrunners to represent country at the Tokyo Olympics, has pulled out of the ongoing Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament after testing positive for COVID-19 here.

10:19 a.m.

With 13,823 infections reported in a day, India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,05,95,660, while death toll due to the disease increased to 1,52,718 in the country as 162 new fatalities were recorded.

9:51 a.m.

Five more people, including two minors, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 4,334, an official said on Wednesday.

6:46 a.m.

On the eve of his inauguration on Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden held a memorial service for COVID-19 victims as the number of people who have died in the US due to the pandemic crossed four lakh. PTI VIS VIS