Find all of the day's most important Covid-19 updates in our daily roundup.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 123 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday.
- On Saturday, Pit Hentgen, the president of the LaLux insurance company, sat down for an interview with RTL, and elaborated on different approaches to insurance policies in face of the pandemic.
- While hair salons have been forced to close due to Germany's lockdown rules, hairdressers in Luxembourg have benefitted from clients travelling across the border in search of a trim.
- Epidemiologist Joël Mossong told RTL that the flu season had yet to hit Luxembourg significantly, despite the onslaught of colder temperatures.
And around the world
- Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, began its mass coronavirus vaccination campaign Sunday, as several large nations struggled with their inoculation rollouts and France imposed new border controls.
- A warning from AstraZeneca that initial supplies of its Covid vaccinations to Europe will be lower than expected has sparked fresh concern over the rollout of inoculations, forcing some countries to plan for a sharp drop in deliveries.
- Thousands of people in Brazil protested on Saturday against President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, on the anniversary of the Chinese city of Wuhan beginning its 76-day lockdown.
- New Zealand health officials on Sunday confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in the community for more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland.
- New border controls went into force in France on Sunday as part of a massive effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 and avoid another nationwide lockdown. Asked on the possibility of another lockdown, the government spokesperson said that no decision had been taken yet, but the next few days will be “decisive”.
- India's huge coronavirus vaccination drive is behind schedule, with a third of recipients not showing up for appointments because of safety fears, technical glitches and a belief that the pandemic is ending.
- Germany will become the first European Union country to start using the same experimental antibodies treatment credited with helping Donald Trump recover from Covid-19, health minister Jens Spahn said Sunday.
- A Czech team of dog trainers are training their charges to detect the virus, reporting a 95-percent success rate in Covid-19 detection in samples of human scent.