Luxembourg's Minister for Social Security Romain Schneider and his German counterpart Hubertus Heil have extended the agreement until 31 August.

The measure will continue to facilitate remote work from home for cross-border workers commuting to Luxembourg the end of next month. Similar agreements have already been reached with France and Belgium, both of which also now run until 31 August.

Schneider commented on the extension, saying: "I thank Germany for their openness and flexibility in this matter. Telework is an important tool in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, so businesses and employers must be able to continue using it without suffering unwanted consequences."