Find all of the day's most important coronavirus news in our evening roundup.
Starting with Luxembourg:
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 10 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday.
- The Chamber's education commission discussed a social media post claiming that teachers would have to show up for work although being told to quarantine, which recently made rounds on Facebook.
- The Chamber also voted on a potential extension for the Covid-19 laws. The motion was passed by the Chamber on Monday, while both the ADR and CSV parties abstained from the vote.
Around the world:
- The novel coronavirus has killed at least 961,531 people since the outbreak emerged in China late last year. At least 31,110,400 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 21,082,500 are now considered recovered.
- The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump stays in office. According to a rolling tally by Johns Hopkins University, 199,531 Americans have died and 6.8 million have been confirmed infected.
- The UK government on Monday upgraded its coronavirus alert level, as top advisers warned England could see up to 50,000 cases a day by mid-October and a surging death toll unless action is taken immediately.
- With an increased number of patients expected to develop flu-like symptoms during the autumn months, Germany's health minister told Rheinische Post newspaper his aim was to set up walk-in clinics “ideally all over the country”.
- World equity markets suffered heavy losses Monday as investors reacted to mounting fears of a second wave of the coronavirus and few signs of additional central bank stimulus, dealers said.
- The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture even as India looks set to overtake the US as the global leader in coronavirus infections.
- Irish pubs reopened after a six-month shutdown on Monday but many in the capital, Dublin, remained under heightened coronavirus restrictions because of a surge of infections.