Stickers that read "I've had my Vaccine" are pictured at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Derby, central England on September 20, 2021. Frontline health and social care workers, older people and the clinically vulnerable in Britain started on Monday to receive a booster jab against Covid 19. / © 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 151 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 72 hours.
- Our colleagues from RTL recently spoke to the president of the Superior Council for Infectious Diseases, Dr Thérèse Staub, who said booster shots are likely to be offered to everyone.
- The death of a woman in mid-April who suffered from thrombosis after receiving the first dose of an AstraZeneca vaccine was most likely triggered by the vaccine, the public prosecutor's office said on Monday.
- Tensions among Western allies cast a shadow over the start of the UN summit week Monday with France furious over a scuppered mega-contract but US President Joe Biden addressing a European grievance by easing Covid travel restrictions.
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ate pizza on the sidewalk in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly, likely because he doesn't meet the city's Covid-19 vaccine requirements for indoor dining.
- Voters lined up Monday to cast ballots in Canadian elections that are headed for a photo finish, with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bid for a third term threatened by rookie conservative leader Erin O'Toole's strong challenge. Trudeau called the snap election hoping to parlay a smooth Covid-19 vaccine rollout -- among the best in the world -- into a new mandate to steer the nation's pandemic exit, without having to rely on opposition party support to pass his agenda.
- Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine is safe and produces a robust immune response in children aged five to 11, adding that they would seek regulatory approval shortly.
- Reclusive Laos has locked down its capital Vientiane and barred travel between Covid-hit provinces, as cases soared to a record high.