A housekeeping worker sanitizes a bathroom at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Langkawi on September 15, 2021, as the Malaysian holiday island is set to reopen to domestic tourists on September 16 following closures due to restrictions to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. / © AFP archives
Find all of today's most important developments both at home and abroad in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from Luxembourg show that 102 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours.
- During the parliamentary debate on the new Covid-19 law, the Prime Minister denounced a "minority" of the population that "forces the majority" to live with restrictions instead of "participating in the collective effort".
- In its opinion from 7 September, the Superior Council for Infectious Diseases argued for a third jab for some people.
- The new covid law was passed on Tuesday evening. The main change introduced by the law concerns access to hospitals, where the CovidCheck is now mandatory for everyone above the age of 6, whether they have an appointment, visit a patient, or accompany someone else.
- Virtual reality meetings, $7,000 all-in-one kits and digital hot desking: Big Tech is rolling out premium tools as the work-from-home era looks set to last well beyond the pandemic.
- Sydney authorities moved to lift curfews for coronavirus hotpots Wednesday, as infection numbers stabilised and vaccination rates surged.
- The French government faces a stand-off with tens of thousands of health workers and carers Wednesday over a new rule requiring them to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or face suspension without pay.
- British annual inflation spiked in August to a nine-year peak on the reopening economy, while last year's figure had been skewed by a restaurant discount scheme, data showed Wednesday.
- Even before the pandemic sent an earthquake through the global restaurant trade, the "Amazonification" of commercial kitchens was well underway, but coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions have fuelled explosive growth in Asia.
- Accessing Rio de Janeiro's tourist sites became conditional Wednesday on presentation of a coronavirus vaccine certificate, as authorities seek to encourage people to get their shots.