Following an extraordinary meeting of the government council, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Minister of Health Paulette Lenert held a press briefing on Saturday evening.

Bettel called a government council meeting in response to the high number of new infections. Friday saw the highest number of cases reported in a single day since the start of the outbreak, with 227 new confirmed infections. The previous record was on 23 March, with 219 infections confirmed in one day.

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