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

Starting with Luxembourg

  • The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 179 new cases of coronavirus were discovered yesterday.

  • The fourth EMA-approved Covid-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson has arrived in Luxembourg. A few hours later, however, Johnson & Johnson said it would delay its roll-out in Europe due to health concerns.

  • The patient representatives association issued a joint press release with the Luxembourgish Union for Consumers (ULC) to lament the lack of transparency regarding vaccination procedures.

  • The annual "Mäertchen" fair in the capital was supposed to start on 24 April and last until 9 May, but has been cancelled due to the pandemic for a second year running.

  • Non-permanent employees will now be vaccinated and visitors to care homes will be tested with rapid tests, said Minister Corinne Cahen.

  • The delivery of Sputnik V vaccines has already been discussed "several times" between senior Russian and Luxembourg officials, according to the Russian ambassador, who spoke to RTL on Tuesday.

And around the world

  • Europe passed the grim milestone of one million coronavirus deaths on Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that infections are rising exponentially despite widespread efforts aimed at stopping them.