Today's most pressing stories surrounding Covid-19 in one place.

Starting with Luxembourg

  • The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 168 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday.

  • Red Cross Vice President Rita Krombach explained that the demand for the charity's services has significantly increased over the course of the pandemic, stating that Covid-19 and its consequences caused "a lot of problems", especially for low-income households or single parents. 
  • 1,583 active CGDIS members have been vaccinated. This was confirmed by Minister of Health Paulette Lenert and Minister for Home Affairs Taina Bofferding in their joint reply to a parliamentary question by MP Sven Clement from the Pirate Party.
  • Invitations for the jab will be sent out to the next priority group this week, comprised of those aged between 55 and 64 years of age, as well as people suffering from certain high-risk medical conditions.

  • After being closed for over four months, the first terraces in the Grand Duchy opened at exactly 6 am on Wednesday. Despite the icy temperatures, a number of regulars did not miss their chance to be among the first to place their orders.

  • The Ministry of the Economy has extended the aid scheme to stimulate investment during the Covid-19 crisis until the end of the year.

And abroad