The novel coronavirus has infected more than 3.2 million people and killed at least 233,000 worldwide. If you’re just joining us now, here are the latest developments.

Two more years: The coronavirus is likely to keep spreading for at least another 18 months to two years — until 60% to 70% of the

population has been infected, pandemic experts predicted in a report released Thursday. They said a worst-case scenario could include a second wave of coronavirus infections in the US over the fall and winter.

Potential vaccines in the works: Biotech company Moderna and Switzerland-based Lonza Ltd. said on Friday that they were collaborating on manufacturing up to 1 billion doses of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273. Others are also working on vaccines. Officials say more than a half-dozen vaccine programs are in the clinical trial phase and more than 80 are in preliminary phases.

Countries reopening: China’s hardest-hit Hubei province, home to the city of Wuhan, will relax its emergency response on Saturday after the vice governor said it had “basically curbed the spread of the epidemic.” India is lifting its nationwide lockdown on 1.3 billion people on Sunday. Australia is meeting next week to discuss easing its lockdown. In the US, more than half of all states will partially reopen by the end of the week, despite experts warning it could raise the risk of a second wave.

Airline woes: German airline Lufthansa plans to reduce its fleet by around 100 aircraft, leaving the German airline with 10,000 excess staff. The General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association warned that the UK aviation industry is about to experience a “tsunami of job losses” as Ryanair announced plans to cut up to 3,000 jobs as it seeks to slash costs and British Airways announced plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs.

Inequalities made worse: The rate of coronavirus deaths among British black Africans in hospital is 3.7 times higher than among the UK’s white population, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) that highlights “stark inequalities” between ethnic groups. In New York, unemployment claims were up 6,900% among Asian Americans — by far the largest percentage increase experienced by any one racial or ethnic group.