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The most important news stories in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg:
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 14 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases to 4,256, while the number of deaths remains at 110.
- It remains unlikely for the time being that Luxembourg's nursing staff will receive a one-off bonus, parliament said on Monday afternoon.
- In the first trimester of 2020, Luxembourg's gross domestic product decreased by 0.2% compared to the same period last year. When contrasted with the previous trimester, it slumps by 2.9%.
- Leave for familial reasons and short-time working schemes have left bitter traces in Luxembourg's social system.
- The Ministry of Education confirmed earlier this Monday that nine pupils and two teachers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the reopening of Luxembourg's schools.
- People are currently infecting each other at parties and barbecues. These should be forbidden, says Minister of Health Paulette Lenert.
And around the world
- Brazil had its worst week yet of the coronavirus pandemic in terms of new cases, registering 259,105 infections in the seven days through Sunday, according to health ministry figures.
- Just over half of Tokyo's residents don't think the postponed 2020 Olympics should be held next year, backing either a further delay or outright cancellation because of fears over the coronavirus, according to a poll published Monday.
- Thailand's nightlife will restart with some restrictions this week, the kingdom announced Monday, part of a return to normalcy as it prepares to welcome business travellers and medical tourists after a ban on foreign entry.
- Bargain hunters have returned to Britain's beloved charity shops since they began reopening following lockdown but busy tills alone will struggle to repair the damage done by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Vietnam's economy unexpectedly expanded in the second quarter, shrugging off a coronavirus pandemic-caused global downturn, but it was still the country's slowest growth in nearly three decades.
- Coronavirus misinformation spread by Russian and Chinese journalists is finding a bigger audience on social media in France and Germany than content from the European nations' own premier news outlets, according to new research.
- Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic struggled Monday to rebound from last week's losses as optimism over easing lockdowns was torpedoed by fear over surging coronavirus infections.
- The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped half a million, as surging cases in Latin America and the United States prompted some authorities to reconsider lifting lockdown measures.