8.51 am: United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most places, both outdoors and indoors.8.48 am: United States’ top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci says it would be “difficult” to resume travel from India as it has “very high level” of coronavirus infection at the moment.8.45 am: Extending duration between first and second doses of vaccine a reasonable approach when there is shortage of vaccine, says top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, reports ANI.“[It is] unlikely that long delay would have negative effect on vaccine efficacy, says Fauci. “[I] would not refer it as cover-up.”8.42 am: India receives medical aid from South Korea, Kazakhstan, the European Union and Qatar.8.41 am: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar says few villages of farmer leaders protesting against the new agriculture laws have emerged as hostpots for coronavirus infetions, reports ANI.8.39 am: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking immediate enhancement of the state’s daily oxygen supply to 450 metric tonnes, reports ANI.7.57 am: Here are the top updates from Thursday: India on Thursday registered 3,62,727 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 2,37,03,665 since the pandemic broke out in January last year. The country’s toll rose to 2,58,317 as it reported 4,120 deaths.The Union health ministry on Thursday said Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V will be available in Indian markets from next week. NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul said that over 200 crore vaccine shots are likely to be available in India by December.The gap between two doses of the Covishield vaccine can be increased to 12-16 weeks, the Centre said on Thursday. Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech got approval for clinical trials of Covaxin on children aged 2-18.Maharashtra extended the restrictions enforced to control the spread of the coronavirus till June 1.