New Delhi will start relaxing its strict coronavirus lockdown next week if new cases continue to drop in the city, the chief minister of India’s capital said on May 23.

Next year, people are likely to need an annual Covid-19 vaccination just like they need an annual flu shot. That prediction is made by researchers at six of Australia’s leading medical research institutions, based upon their study of the levels of neutralizing antibodies needed to confer protection against Covid-19.

India’s new coronavirus infections hit a record level on April 14 with Mumbai set to be locked down at midnight, but hundreds of thousands of pilgrims still thronged to a religious festival in the north of the country.

More young adults in the United States reported feeling anxious or depressed during the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and fewer people reported getting the help they needed, according to a U.S. government study released on March 26.

The majority of people who have had Covid-19 are protected from getting it again for at least six months, a study published on March 17 showed, but older people are more prone to reinfection than younger people.

President Joe Biden told U.S. states on March 11 to make all adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by May 1 and urged Americans to stay vigilant or face more restrictions, hours after he signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the most sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions of any U.S. state on March 2, lifting a mask mandate and saying most businesses may open at full capacity by the following week.

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Feb. 26 that a recent decline in COVID-19 cases may be stalling, a development she described as concerning while urging that safeguards to fight the virus remain in place.

Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Feb. 13 as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of Covid-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant.

Almost all people previously infected with Covid-19 have high levels of antibodies for at least six months that are likely to protect them from reinfection with the disease, results of a major UK study showed.