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

·2-min read

New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

1:18 p.m.

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi on COVID-19 situation, asks him to remove tinted glasses.

1:15 p.m.

The Indian variant of the coronavirus has not been found yet in Pakistan, a senior minister in-charge of the coronavirus task force has said.

12:50 p.m.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal suggests that the Centre share the anti-COVID-19 vaccine formula of the two manufacturers with other companies in the country to scale up production.

12:41 p.m.

The Goa government's decision to administer ivermectin to all the people above 18 years as a preventive treatment amid the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted medical experts to question the efficacy of the five-day duration of the drug regimen while Congress questioned whether such recommendation was approved by the Centre or the WHO.

11:52 a.m.

The Delhi High Court directed the Centre and Delhi government to treat as a representation a PIL seeking setting up of drive-in vaccination centres in open areas, including stadiums, as has been done in Mumbai.

11:37 a.m.

Biocon chief expresses concern over COVID-19 vaccine shortage.

11:18 a.m.

The first Oxygen Express to Karnataka, carrying 120 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen reached the city.

10:22 a.m.

Active COVID-19 cases in country recorded at 37,15,221: Union Health Ministry.

10:20 a.m.

Single day spike of 3,29,942 COVID-19 infections, 3,876 fatalities push India's tally of cases to 2,29,92,517, death toll to 2,49,992: Government.

9:21 a.m.

With the addition of 1,495 fresh coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 4,90,274, an official said.

6:13 a.m.

Microblogging giant Twitter has donated USD 15 million to help address the COVID-19 crisis in India which is battling the unprecedented second wave of the deadly pandemic. PTI SAR SAR