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New Delhi, Oct 16 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Friday.

2:46 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the government is committed to buying agricultural crops at Minimum Support Price (MSP) as this is an important part of the country’s food security.

1:55 PM

Bihar’s Panchayati Raj minister Kapil Deo Kamat succumbed to COVID-19 early Friday at AIIMS, Patna, family sources say.

Passenger car wholesaling in India was up 17 percent in the second quarter of the current fiscal year as buying sentiment improved and companies stockpiled to meet increased demand during the holiday season, SIAM said.

1:53 PM

After gasoline, diesel demand is returning to pre-COVID-19 levels, preliminary industry data shows.

1:44 PM

The recovery rate of COVID-19 in Thane district is nearing 90 percent, while the death rate stands at 2.53 percent, the official said.

1:41 PM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched development projects worth Rs 105 crore.

1:35 PM

High-level central teams have been delegated to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, which have reported an increase in COVID-19 cases, to support them in the management of the disease.

1:33 PM

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden held simultaneous and separate town halls on television in lieu of the second presidential debate, answering questions from preselected individuals during sessions moderated by leading television journalists.

1:20 PM

To justify the restrictions imposed on Navratri events in Gujarat this year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Vijay Rupani said on Friday that his government prioritized public health over celebrations.

1:19 PM

Odisha’s COVID-19 count on Friday rose to 2.64,149 with 2,138 more people testing positive for the infection, while 15 more fatalities took the toll to 1,104, a health department official said.

1:17 PM

The fourth edition of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) has been delayed until next year due to concerns about the health and safety of players during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1:07 PM

Sikkim’s government has decided to reopen all schools in the Himalayan state from Oct. 19, an official said.

12:44 pm

Puducherry reports 287 new COVID-19 cases while the total number rises to 32,766.

12.30 pm

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in human trial, study says.

11:34 am

The Home Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh, Bamang Felix, has urged all stakeholders to speed up ongoing work on 415 National Highway so that the project can be completed within the allotted timeframe.

11:31 am

Arunachal Pradesh reports 203 new COVID-19 cases and one more death.

11:21 am

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, food grain production is at a record high of 144.52 million tons in the 2020-21 kharif season, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

11:10 am

Coating large Berger Paints India Ltd is tapping into the surface disinfectant market after personal hygiene products to reduce the increase in demand after the COVID-19 outbreak, a company official said.

11:03 am

Improper disinfection at a hospital in Qingdao, China has caused new COVID-19 cluster infections, causing the city to test more than 10 million people, a senior local health official said.

10:52 am

Eight more people died from COVID-19 in Jharkhand, raising the toll to 820, while 583 new cases brought the number in the state to 94,952, a health department official said.

10:51 am

The number of cases of COVID-19 in India rose to 73,70,468 with 63,371 new infections reported within a day, while the death toll rose to 1,12,161 and the virus claimed 895 lives in the space of 24 hours.

According to officials from the Indian Meteorological Department, pollution levels dropped slightly on Friday with a favorable wind speed that aided the spread of pollutants.

10:42 am

US President Donald Trump has expressed his best wishes to Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris when two of her executives tested positive for COVID-19, after which she suspended her campaign trip.

10:34 am

Aside from EVMs, indelible ink and other election-related material, this time the polling station will also carry a COVID kit for holding midterm elections in two assembly segments of Odisha on November 3.

Popular Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu has tested positive for new corona virus.

10:14 am

A significant cohort of students from India have managed to travel to the UK despite COVID-19 restrictions to take university courses and are adapting to the blended learning approach of a mix of online and in-person teaching, according to an analysis of the first weeks of the new academic term.

10:10 am

Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s health improved significantly, after which doctors removed him from BiPAP and put on a nasal mask.

9:52 am

At least nine other people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, bringing the state’s coronavirus to 2,229, an official said.

9:28 am

Telangana reports 1,554 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 2,119,224, while another seven deaths drove the toll to 1,256, the state government says.

9:16 am

The COVID-19 count of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,062 on Friday as 16 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. PTI VIS VIS

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