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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 43 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases to 4,299, while the number of deaths remains at 110.
- 45 secondary school pupils are currently in quarantine after coming into contact with infected patients.
- On Monday, the director of the CLC said it would be "a catastrophe" for shops and businesses if another lockdown took place.
- According to RTL sources, two classes in Differdange have been placed in complete quarantine.
- The deputy Prime Minister told Radio 100,7 on Tuesday morning that the government would consider placing tougher restrictions in place once again, particularly in the private sphere.
And around the world
- The European Union agreed Tuesday to reopen its borders to 15 countries excluding the virus-stricken US, as the pandemic accelerated globally with more than 505,000 deaths worldwide.
- The coronavirus crisis has taken a much heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Tuesday, warning that the situation in the Americas was particularly dire.
- Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff staged protests across France Tuesday to press for pay hikes and budget increases for a healthcare system that was pushed to the edge by the coronavirus pandemic.
- The US biotech firm Inovio reported preliminary but encouraging results Tuesday from tests of an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
- A historic deal to smash down tariff barriers within Africa is being braked by the coronavirus pandemic and a thicket of negotiating problems.
- Japan's unemployment rate rose to 2.9 percent in May, official data showed Tuesday, the third consecutive monthly rise as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the world's number-three economy.
- Unpaid salaries, mask shortages, threats from patients' families -- doctors across Iraq are cracking under such conditions, just as they face a long-feared spike in coronavirus cases.