A relative of a victim who died due to the Covid-19 coronavirus stands at a cremation ground in New Delhi on May 4, 2021, as India's total Covid caseload soared past 20 million. / © AFP archives
Find all of the day's most important Covid-19 news in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 147 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the past 24 hours.
- Currently, Schrassig Prison counts 13 positive cases, and 31 inmates are in quarantine. In an interview on RTL Radio on Tuesday morning, Serge Legil, the director of the Prison Administration, stated that these figures "give hope".
- The Grand Duchy's residents are among the most critical Europeans of EU decisions to combat the pandemic, according to the latest Eurobarometer.
- In a reply to an urgent parliamentary question by MP Marc Spautz (CSV), Minister of Health Paulette Lenert noted that the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the South African variant has not been proven.
- For several weeks, the Confederation of Public Servants (CGFP) has pressured the government to prioritise certain occupations in the vaccination campaign. Some common ground has now been found.
And around the world
- India's total Covid caseload soared past 20 million on Tuesday, official data showed, as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc on the country's hospitals.
- People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer have to abide by curfews and contact restrictions in Germany under a draft law agreed by the cabinet on Tuesday.
- Australia's prime minister fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands Tuesday, as he retreated from a threat to jail Australians trying to escape Covid-wracked India.
- Cambodia on Tuesday ordered journalists to stop reporting from blockaded coronavirus "red zones" and from chasing ambulances as the country battles against a record surge in infections.
- Pfizer sharply increased its projections for 2021 revenues and profits on Tuesday, citing much higher Covid-19 vaccine sales as it targets the inoculations as a "durable" revenue stream.
- Singapore announced a slew of new coronavirus restrictions Tuesday including a ban on spectators at sporting events as infections rise in the wealthy city-state.
- Spain's La Liga is investigating whether a party organised by Barcelona players at their captain Lionel Messi's home broke Covid-19 protocol.