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Restrictions are being eased in most European countries but health officials stress that the pandemic is not over yet. As always, find below a summary of today's key virus developments.
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health showed that 1 new case of coronavirus took the total to 4,019, while the number of deaths remains at 110.
- The impact of the coronavirus crisis on the automobile sector was confirmed by recent Statec figures.
- Many people living in North and South America are concerned the pandemic will prevent them from recovering Luxembourg nationality.
- Visits to retirement and care homes were able to resume from 20 May, albeit under strict hygiene measures.
In international news
- Scores of people lined up outside liquor stores in South Africa's township of Soweto on Monday, waiting to buy drinks for the first time in nine weeks after a ban on alcohol sales was lifted.
- Europe took bolder steps in easing coronavirus lockdowns Monday, with some pubs, tourist sites, pools and schools reopening despite fears of a second wave of infections, while in Latin America new cases piled up past the one million mark.
- A claim by a leading Italian doctor that the new coronavirus "no longer exists" in the country sparked a furore Monday, with the government urging caution.
- A nephew of Belgium's King Philippe contracted the virus after attending a party with 26 other guests during lockdown in Spain.
- Moscow residents ventured out to exercise, stroll and shop on Monday as the city eased a strict nine-week lockdown, but millions remained largely confined to their homes as Russia recorded thousands more coronavirus cases.
- The multinational team on the biggest Arctic research mission ever undertaken were prepared for problems from polar bear attacks to major snowstorms or even issues with building a runway on ice. But never did they imagine that a pandemic might sweep across the world, posing a threat to their mission.
- Britain partially reopened schools on Monday and allowed the most vulnerable to venture outdoors despite warnings that the world's second worst-hit country is moving too quickly out of its coronavirus lockdown.