New Delhi: Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.
In a relief to borrowers at the onset of the festive season, the government on late Friday night announced waiver of interest on interest for loans up to Rs 2 crore irrespective of whether moratorium was availed or not.
Puducherry clocked 128 fresh cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday taking the overall tally to 34,112 while two people died of the disease, pushing the toll to 586.
The Md Ali Park Durga Puja committee, one of the popular pujas in the city, has themed its celebrations on the fight against coronavirus this year.
With 28 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally of the Union Territory of Ladakh has shot up to 5,840, an official bulletin says.
Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris have the best understanding of the Indian-American community, the diaspora leaders supporting the two Democratic candidates have said, describing US President Donald Trump as a “foe” who criticises India on the world stage.
Three neighbourhood Durga Puja committees in the city have joined hands to pay tribute to Satyajit Ray having themed their celebrations on the auteur’s Apu trilogy.
Arunachal Pradesh reports 68 more cases of the coronavirus infection, pushing the caseload to 14,145 in the state.
India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 78.14 lakh with 53,370 fresh cases in a day and the death toll to 1,17,956, with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 650 lives in a span of 24 hours.
The customary Durga idol immersion in river Ichamati, which separates India and Bangladesh, will take place on ‘Bijoya Dashami’ this year though on a low key amid the coronavirus pandemic situation, officials say.
At least 23 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,207, officials say.
Telangana reported 1,273 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the aggregate to 2.30 lakh, while five more deaths pushed the toll to 1,303 in the state.
Jharkhand reports 435 new COVID-19 cases and three fresh fatalities.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday said Americans are not learning to live with COVID-19, but learning to die with it as the pandemic has dwarfed anything that the country faced in recent history and is not showing any signs of slowing down. (PTI)
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