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Highlights: Night curfew in Maharashtra from December 22 to January 5

A new strain of the coronavirus has been discovered in the UK which, scientists have said, can spread much faster and a few countries have started to implement travel bans against UK citizens.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 24, 2020 12:41 IST
Highlights: Night curfew in Maharashtra from December 22 to January 5
India reported 24,337 new coronavirus infections and 333 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The overall coronavirus caseload in India currently is 10,055,560. The country recorded 24,337 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 333 new fatalities took the death toll up to 1,45,810.

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The global coronavirus caseload currently stands at 76,760,893 and the death toll is 1,692,151 as per the latest updates by John Hopkins university. The US still has the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the world with 17,820,477 confirmed cases and 3,17,597 deaths. Countries, including the US and the UK, have started to vaccinate their citizens against the disease, although a new strain of the virus discovered in the UK might be cause for concern.

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12:18 PM IST

Kejriwal urges govt to ban flights from UK over new virus strain fears

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged the Centre to ban all flights from the UK after the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus which spreads far more quickly than usual.

12:02 PM IST

Puducherry reports 14 new cases, one death

Puducherry reported 14 new coronavirus infections, taking the union territory's active case tally to 332. The death toll rose to 627 after one new fatality. 26 were discharged.

11:34 AM IST

Arunachal Pradesh reports one new case, 17 recoveries

Arunachal Pradesh reported one fresh coronavirus infection, taking the state's tally to 16,630. 17 new recoveries were also recorded. The state has an active caseload of 225 while the death toll stands at 55.

11:10 AM IST

Telangana reports 316 new cases, two deaths

Telangana reported 316 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,81,730. The death toll rose to 1,515 after two new fatalities.

10:37 AM IST

Thane records 403 new cases, seven deaths

Thane recorded 403 new coronavirus infections, taking the district's tally to 2,38,931. Seven new fatalities meant that the death toll grew to 5,878.

10:35 AM IST

Andamans record six new coronavirus cases

The Andaman and Nicobar islands recorded six new coronavirus cases, taking the union territory's caseload to 4,881.

10:33 AM IST

Germany records 16,643 new cases, 226 deaths

Germany reported 16,643 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's tally to 1,510,652. The death toll rose to 26,275 after 226 new fatalities.

10:31 AM IST

Thailand records 382 new Covid-19 cases

Thailand reported 382 new coronavirus infections with the majority linked to an outbreak in a seafood center in a province near the capital. The new cases include 360 migrant workers in the southwestern province of Samut Sakhon, where Thailand's worst outbreak yet appeared at the weekend.

10:29 AM IST

Two test positive for coronavirus in Mizoram

Two more persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram on Monday, taking the state's tally to 4,124, as per an official.

09:58 AM IST

India reports 24,337 new cases, 333 deaths

India's Covid-19 cases rise to 10,055,560 with 24,337 infections in 24 hours; daily recoveries at 25,709.

09:31 AM IST

16,20,98,329 samples tested for Covid-19 up to December 20: ICMR

The ICMR said that a total of 16,20,98,329 samples have been tested for coronavirus until December 20, of which 9,00,134 were tested yesterday.

09:02 AM IST

Brazil reports 25,445 new cases, 408 deaths without Sao Paolo data

Brazil reported 25,445 new coronavirus infections and 408 deaths in the past 24 hours, without data from its most populous state Sao Paolo. The country is third after US and India in terms of most coronavirus infections.

08:22 AM IST

Argentina, Chile suspend flights from UK

Argentina and Chile have suspended flights from the UK over after a new strain of coronavirus was discovered which is reported to spread a lot faster.

08:17 AM IST

Regulators looking into Pfizer authorization: Health Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that regulators were looking into the emergency authorization sought by Pfizer for their coronavirus vaccine in India.

08:14 AM IST

Have prioritized 30 crore people for vaccine: Health Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that he has prioritized 30 crore people for the coronavirus vaccine. This includes health workers, frontline workers like police, military & sanitation staff, people above 50 years those who are below 50 years but are suffering from certain diseases.

First published: Dec 21, 2020 07:23 IST