Good evening. Here are the most important national and international stories of the day concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

In Luxembourg:

  • Prime Minister Xavier Bettel released a statement thanking the country for complying with existing measures, and reminding the population to remain indoors as much as possible.

  • Minister of Health Paulette Lenert held a press conference to discuss the Ministry's latest measures to fight the coronavirus. You can find our live ticker coverage of her briefing here. 

  • As new information was released on how emergency medical centres at the Rockhal and LuxExpo are processing patients, it emerged that only three dental care centres are still open in Luxembourg.

In Thursday's international developments:

  • Global coronavirus cases have passed half a million and now stand at 510,108, with 22,993 deaths and 120,983 recoveries. You can find more detailed statistics here.

  • World leaders have pledged trillions to stave off a global economic collapse due to the pandemic.

And finally, we leave you with the Luxembourg Wurst's latest bovine encounters in the capital, and - more seriously - Jeanne Els' terrifying account of contracting coronavirus in Luxembourg.