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The most important developments both at home and abroad.
Starting with Luxembourg
The latest figures from Luxembourg show that 94 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours.
Although the economic situation improved somewhat across Europe in the second quarter of 2021, the pandemic impact is far from being under control.
More than a million CovidCheck certificates have been issued in Luxembourg since 10 June, according to a Ministry of Health statement issued on Thursday morning.
- According to CHL, the majority of Covid patients currently in hospital are unvaccinated.
727 residents tested positive for Covid-19 last week, 102 fewer cases than the week before (-12%). The number of PCR tests increased to reach close to 50,000 units.
More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the EU said on Thursday, as countries across Europe and Asia battle fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant.
It's been a rocky road for Tokyo 2020, from virus postponement to multiple scandals and unprecedented restrictions on fans.
Australia's prime minister on Thursday apologised for the country's glacial vaccine rollout, as Sydney recorded a record jump in new coronavirus infections.
China on Thursday said a WHO proposal to audit Chinese labs as part of further investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic showed "disrespect" and "arrogance towards science".
The Dominican Republic's President Luis Abinader received a third Covid vaccine dose on Wednesday and urged the population of the tourism-reliant Caribbean nation to follow his example.
The Indian government rejected on Thursday recent studies suggesting that millions of people have died in the country from Covid-19, several times the official toll of almost 420,000.
British supermarkets and suppliers warned Thursday of possible food shortages due to staff self-isolating, as rising coronavirus cases threaten chaos after the government controversially eased all restrictions earlier this week.