A serviceman of Russia's Emergencies Ministry, wearing protective gear, disinfects Kievsky railway terminal amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Moscow on 22 September 2021. / © 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 141 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours.
- The promotion of Luxembourg as an alternative holiday destination has been well received by the Grand Duchy's residents, according to Minister for Tourism Lex Delles.
- Since the start of the pandemic, the state has paid out €1 billion and 164 million in partial unemployment to companies
- The agreement on remote work between Belgium and Luxembourg has been extended until 31 December.
- Breakthrough infections of fully vaccinated people do occur, but they are rare. RTL found out the numbers.
- Covid vaccine manufacturers are putting profit before lives, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, as it demanded two billion doses for poorer nations by the end of the year.
- The Asian Development Bank warned of "lasting scars" from the coronavirus pandemic as it cut its 2021 growth forecast for developing Asia on slow vaccination rates, surging infections and crippling lockdowns.
- Delivering vaccines to Myanmar's junta, but also to rebel groups that are the generals' sworn enemies, China is playing both sides to fight the coronavirus and strengthen its hand in the messy politics of its southern neighbour.
- President Joe Biden opened a Covid-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday with a promise to donate a "historic" extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to push back against the pandemic.
- Scientists have discovered another clue to the origins of the virus that causes Covid-19, with bats living in caves in Laos found to be carrying a similar pathogen that experts suggest could potentially infect humans directly.