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 40 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours.
- On Thursday afternoon, Minister of Health Paulette Lenert and Minister Delegate for Digitalisation Marc Hansen provided insight into the new Covid check system. Read our summary here.
- In contrast to neighbouring countries, the number of police interventions due to domestic violence has not increased drastically this year in Luxembourg.
- The Ministry of Education reports that there were no infection chains in schools between 31 May and 6 June.
- In preparation for the lifting of the curfew and the relaxation of measures from Sunday, the City of Luxembourg will be distributing vouchers for free rapid antigen tests until 15 July.
- Luxembourg City mayor Lydie Polfer confirmed to RTL that the nightclubs of Luxembourg City will reopen in a first phase, but only until 3 am.
- Despite favouring the lifting of restrictions, the Consultative Human Rights Commission of Luxembourg (CCDH) laments that the new laws still lack coherence.
- India on Thursday recorded a global record of more than 6,000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours after one state dramatically revised upwards its data, stoking suspicions that the country's toll is much higher than reported.
- Lebanon's cash-strapped leaders are bribing their base with free Covid-19 jabs ahead of next year's elections, in what observers say is the latest variant on an old corruption trick.
- Facebook on Wednesday said it will give employees the option of sticking with remote work for the long term, even offering to help some interested in moving to other countries.
- The world has marked the first rise in child labour in two decades and the coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more youngsters toward the same fate, the United Nations said Thursday.
- Taiwanese rights activists on Thursday urged authorities to revoke a "discriminatory" ban on migrant workers going outside after a coronavirus outbreak spread to the island's lucrative tech sector.
- The United States will buy 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to distribute among poorer nations, the White House said Thursday, a huge donation to "supercharge" the pandemic fight with many parts of the world still struggling to contain the coronavirus.
- The European Central Bank kept its vast pandemic-era stimulus in place Thursday, even as the economic recovery gathers steam and inflation surges past the bank's target.
- The fear of coronavirus has eased in Italy with the roll-out of vaccinations but a more pressing concern has arisen -- will getting the second dose interfere with summer holidays?