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Find all of today's most important Covid developments both at home and abroad in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg
- No covid news from Luxembourg today. As a reminder, the government has ceased publishing covid-19 data over the weekend. The data from Saturday and Sunday will be published in our weekend breakdown on Monday.
- The Wuhan Marathon, which had been due to take place Sunday, has been postponed at short notice as worries increase over a coronavirus resurgence in China ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
- Germany's seven-day coronavirus incidence rate reached 100 infections per 100,000 people on Saturday for the first time since May, following a surge in cases in recent weeks.
- As infection rates in the UK surge to the highest level since March, opposition demands the government implement stricter restrictions to prevent the national health service from becoming overwhelmed this winter.
- Australia's Boxing Day Test against England could have a crowd of more 80,000, a senior official said Sunday as Melbourne emerges from one of the world's most prolonged series of Covid lockdowns.
- Namibia has discontinued the use of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine following concerns raised by neighbouring South Africa, the health ministry said on Saturday.
- Russia reported 1,072 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday (October 24), days before the authorities prepare to shut workplaces countrywide and lock down Moscow.
- Joshua Kimmich revealed Saturday he has opted not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 due to "personal concerns" even with Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann currently in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.