The most important stories related to Covid-19 that you may have missed on this Monday.

Starting with Luxembourg

  • The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 29 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday.

  • One year after the CON-VINCE study was launched to evaluate the prevalence and dynamics of the spread of Covid-19 within the Luxembourgish population, the final wave of testing will commence on 19 April.

  • In ‘Times like Covid’, RTL Today interviews people from different professions and backgrounds on how the ongoing pandemic has shaped their lives. This week we speak to Dirk Becker, a pilot with Cargolux, about the day it all started and the uncertainties ahead.

  • It may seem self-evident, but the Ministry of Health has now officially confirmed that fathers are still allowed to accompany mothers for ultrasound appointments, an important milestone.

  • Although there are still no large-scale events in need of catering, the online sales of wine and sparkling wine have significantly increased over the past couple of months.

And around the world

  • Britons enjoyed the freedoms of a pint and a haircut on Monday as months-long coronavirus curbs eased, although in South Asia record case numbers triggered tough new restrictions. A global overview of the day.

  • The number of Covid-19 infections in Germany has crossed the three million mark, according to figures published Monday by the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre.

  • Hackers operating from Russia and China targeted France's homeschooling platform which crashed at the start of a nationwide lockdown last week, investigators said Monday. 

  • Criminals are offering fake coronavirus vaccines and home-testing kits as they seek to capitalise on global efforts to recover from the virus, Europol said, warning of an increase in organised crime due to the pandemic.

  • Greece's high schools reopened on Monday after a five-month closure to curb coronavirus infections with precautions including virus tests for students and teachers twice per week, the education minister said.

  • Bangladesh authorities on Monday ordered an eight-day closure of all offices and international and domestic transport, as coronavirus cases hit a new high.