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Read all of today's most important Covid-19 from Luxembourg and abroad news in our daily roundup.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 189 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the past two days.
- Josh Oudendijk's latest 'Times like Covid' instalment focuses on the impact the pandemic has had on university students.
- The Public Transport Administration will be distributing free bottles of disinfectant gel on 20 and 21 April at several transport hubs.
- In light of a respective motion, which was passed in the Chamber on 1 April, the Chamber's health commission took the decision to have an independent task force determine the origin of Covid infection clusters.
- The Luxembourgish Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians insists that even in times of the pandemic, prospective fathers should be allowed to accompany the pregnant mother for this important step in the lives of their children.
- The website for AstraZeneca vaccination volunteers, as discussed on Friday's press briefing, is currently under construction and expected to come online either by the end of the day, or over the course of the coming days, the Ministry of Health has announced.
- On Monday, the president of the the National Parent Council talked to our colleagues at RTL Radio about the implementation of the new testing strategy.
- At the moment, the Ministry of Health employs close to 200 health care workers to cover the country's vaccination centres. All of them have different employment contracts, which means that they earn different salaries.
- Minister Lenert recently had to leave her post to Deputy Minister of Health Romain Schneider, as she felt unwell and overworked. Today she made her return.
- And finally, the campaign of rapid tests in schools launched today.
And around the world
- Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Monday slammed the "tragedy" of vaccine inequity as she donated 100,000 euros ($120,000) from her foundation to the Covax scheme for global access to Covid-19 jabs.
- United Airlines is adding three new flights from the United States to European markets that are beginning to reopen to vaccinated visitors, the carrier announced Monday.
- India on Monday opened its Covid-19 vaccination drive to all adults from May 1, as the vast nation battles a massive spike in infections that has forced the capital into a week-long lockdown.
- A petition to stop a festival in the Dutch city of Breda on 24 April, which was expecting 10,000 attendees as part of a pilot to see how events could take place safely in pandemic-times, has garnered hundreds of thousands of signatures.
- In Greece, travellers from the EU and five other countries who are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative Covid test will no longer have to quarantine on arrival.
- Families reunited in emotional scenes Monday as Australia and New Zealand launched a quarantine-free travel bubble that opened the border almost 400 days after its pandemic-enforced closure.