Today's most important stories surrounding coronavirus in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 37 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday, of which 33 were residents.
- Luxembourg's Minister of Foreign Affairs has contacted his German counterpart Heiko Maas to appeal against Luxembourg's classification as a risk zone.
- Many parents, teachers and pupils have concerns over September's return to school against the backdrop of coronavirus. A report has been put together to address these concerns by a team of scientists and educators, with details on health measures and school organisation. Here's our summary of today's press conference on the subject.
- Minister of Health Paulette Lenert presented her Ministry's strategy to prevent another coronavirus outbreak on Friday afternoon. Again, our summary of the day's second press conference.
- Professor Claude Muller, expert in virology at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, discussed the latest updates on vaccines with RTL Radio.
Around the world
- Britain on Thursday said it will reimpose quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, prompting Paris to quickly announce a "reciprocal measure".
- Countries in coronavirus epicenter Latin America reported troubling new statistics on Thursday, with Mexico and Peru both surpassing half a million confirmed infections.
- Doctors in a rural Sierra Leone hospital may be accustomed to treating severely ill infants, but they recently admitted one of the worst cases they had ever seen.
- Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in New Zealand's largest city Friday, giving health authorities more time to trace and contain a strain of coronavirus previously unseen in the country.
- German biotech company CureVac, whose development of a coronavirus vaccine reportedly drew interest from US President Donald Trump, is set to make its Nasdaq debut Friday after raising more than $200 million in its initial public offering in New York.