A health worker stands inside a non-contact chamber called the "CoV SHIELD" before taking swab samples to test for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at Sunway Medical Center in Subang Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, on October 22, 2020. / © AFP
The most important updates surrounding Covid-19 in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 616 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday.
- The Chamber voted on the 7694 bill on Wednesday, with a view to adopting stricter measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
- Fitness centres are among those businesses that will have to close down once again, following the government's decision to return to a partial lockdown.
- One week ago, it was reported that a total of 375 children from three cycles and 37 teachers had been quarantined in Steinsel and Heisdorf. Children with a negative test result are now allowed back.
And news from abroad
- Andy Murray said Tuesday that tennis players should be required to have a coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to take part in tournaments.
- As expectations grow that the first Covid-19 jabs will be administered in a matter of weeks, glassmaker Schott is quietly doing what it has been for months: churning out vials that will hold the vaccine.
- A restaurant dining ban in Los Angeles was due to come into force Wednesday as officials warned Americans to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday, while parts of Europe eyed looser coronavirus lockdowns over the festive season
- Tokyo's governor on Wednesday urged residents to avoid non-essential outings and asked businesses serving alcohol to shut early as Japan battles record coronavirus infections.
- The coronavirus crisis has hit Italy's already historically-low birth rate, new projections from the national statistics agency reveal.
- Britain on Wednesday unveiled plans for more massive state spending despite soaring debt on coronavirus fallout, including pay rises for nurses to support the ravaged economy as the nation embarks on its post-Brexit future.