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 4,020, while the number of deaths remains at 110.
- Luxembourg's foreign minister Jean Asselborn welcomed his Belgian counterpart Phillippe Goffin for a working visit to discuss coronavirus-related border issues on Tuesday.
- More images emerged of litter discarded in newly-opened beauty spots in the Grand Duchy.
- The state of the housing emergency has clearly worsened as a result of the health crisis, according to the OGBL.
- Luxembourg health authorities have reported that the number of children infected with the coronavirus is low compared to the rest of the population.
- The government has introduced two bills in order to extend the restrictions in place due to the pandemic, after the state of emergency ends on 23 June.
In international news
- The French revelled in a return to cafe terraces Tuesday as Europe emerges from its darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, which has shifted its centre to Latin America where pressure is mounting on fragile healthcare systems.
- Pupils wearing face masks returned to school in Singapore on Tuesday and some workplaces re-opened as coronavirus restrictions were eased in the hard-hit city-state.
- UK retail sales dived by a record 18.1 percent in April with the country in coronavirus lockdown, but most shops will soon be allowed to reopen, as Britain -- with the world's second-highest death toll in the coronavirus outbreak -- took its biggest step out of lockdown on Monday.
- Indonesia is pulling out of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca over coronavirus fears, the religious affairs ministry said Tuesday, removing the largest contingent of worshippers.
- A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus on Tuesday, state media reported, becoming China's first COVID-19 fatality in weeks.
- Residents of the United Kingdom are now legally forbidden from meeting people from different households in private settings, leading some to decry the so-called 'sex ban'.
- In the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate only one new coronavirus infection was reported on Tuesday.
- Depressingly, increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday.