Find all of today's most important Covid developments both at home and abroad in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from Luxembourg show that 163 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours. There was one new death.
- Little of substance, but some good elements, was the reaction of opposition parties, unions and employers to yesterday's State of the Nation address. It remains to be seen how all this will be implemented - read a summary here.
- After being cancelled last year due to Covid, the Luxembourg City Christmas market will take place in three locations this year, RTL could reveal this morning.
- Shopworkers, tourist guides and barbers are among dozens of groups who must get Covid-19 shots to work in Australia's Northern Territory, officials announced Wednesday, unveiling one of the world's most far-reaching vaccine mandates.
- The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada in early November to non-essential travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a senior White House official announced Tuesday.
- American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said Tuesday they will continue requiring employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The clash comes as the Republican governor of Texas, Gregg Abbott, signed an order Monday banning all vaccine mandates in his state, including those coming from private companies.
- After two ruined seasons in a row, operators in Tunisia and Morocco are licking their wounds and hoping the lifting of travel restrictions will spell better days.
- Fake news debunked - Social media posts claim "electromagnetism" from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can be dangerous for people who have recently been vaccinated.
- Desperate for cash, many families and small businesses in India have been putting up gold jewellery -- their last resort -- as collateral to secure short-term loans to tide them over.
- Worldwide supply chain problems are driving price rises and draining momentum from economies recovering from the pandemic, the IMF warns. It also blames the failure to distribute vaccines more widely for making the problem worse.