New Delhi, November 14
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.
India’s active caseload of COVID-19 has shrunk to 4,80,719, registering a four-day streak of less than five lakh active cases, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Nagaland government decides to impose Rs 100 fine on people not wearing a mask.
India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 87.73 lakh with 44,684 new cases in a day as the death toll mounted to 1,29,188 with the pandemic claiming 520 more lives in a span of 24 hours in the country.
Jharkhand reports 288 new COVID-19 cases, four fresh fatalities.
Puducherry reports 48 fresh cases of infection; no deaths reported.
US President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has said that they are not getting access to real-time threat assessment and intelligence reports by the outgoing Trump administration.
Fifty-seven more people, including two Armymen, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, following which the state’s tally rose to 15,758, a Health Department official said.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday extended greetings on Diwali, appealing to the people to buy local products to encourage artisans.
US President-elect Joe Biden has described the spike in new coronavirus cases in the country as “alarming”, demanding the current administration led by President Donald Trump to take urgent action.
US President Donald Trump has ruled out a national lockdown under his administration to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, saying such a move costs lives, impacts the economy and “the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself”.
US President Donald Trump said his administration had taken unprecedented measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the last nine months, including a public-private partnership to develop, manufacture therapies and vaccines on a nation-wide scale.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles used the analogy of victory of light over darkness as reflective of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic crisis as part of their annual messages to mark the festival of Diwali on Saturday. PTI