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Find all of today's most important Covid-19 news in one place in our daily roundup.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 182 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday. One death was also recorded.
- Since Monday, all primary school pupils from Cycle 2 upwards are required to wear masks in class.
- The so-called "Gesondheetsdësch" was launched one year ago, prior to the pandemic. The first preliminary results of the work done in the individual task forces were presented on Tuesday morning.
- On Monday afternoon, Radio 100,7 reported that three members of the hospital board have already been vaccinated, despite the fact that the current phase of the campaign does not yet include them. Hospital director Claude Schummer talked to our colleagues from RTL and offered his reactions to the accusations.
- ..and in the eyes of Minister of Health Paulette Lenert, the case is closed.
- For the time being, the government has no plans to make FFP2 masks compulsory in Luxembourg.
- As Luxembourg enters phase 2 of its national vaccination campaign, and more questions are being raised about who should get which vaccine, RTL Today seeks to clarify a common question: Can I choose between vaccines?
- Our colleagues from RTL visited the primary school in Bertrange to talk about the stricter measures put in place since the end of the carnival holidays.
- Over the course of last week, a little more than 60,000 Covid tests were performed, out of which 1,249 were positive. This marks an increase in infections of about 14% compared to the week prior.
- President Joe Biden ordered flags lowered to half mast Monday after the United States crossed the "heartbreaking" milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, while Britain eyed lifting lockdowns in the latest sign of global gains against the pandemic.
- Portugal is aiming to have 70 percent of its population vaccinated by some point over summer, Health Minister Marta Temido said Monday.
- The European Commission said Tuesday it has formally warned six EU countries that their virus-related border curbs could undermine free movement within the bloc.
- Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said Tuesday that no crime had been committed in a scandal over coronavirus vaccine queue-jumping that forced his health minister to resign.
- Exempting Covid-19 vaccines from intellectual property rights will not speed up production or distribution of the jabs, a pharmaceutical industry association said Tuesday.