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 556 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours.
- The number of Covid infections is on the rise again, and so is the number of people who need to get tested. How long is the wait for an appointment? Can I get tested without an appointment? Here's an overview.
- For about a year, the government has not called the 'ad-hoc expert group', composed of representatives from different sectors to assess the consequences of the pandemic on society, for another meeting. A decision which Ombudsman Claudia Monti described as "regrettable".
- The healthcare sector will hold a minute of silence on Thursday at noon.
- The EU health agency on Wednesday appealed to member states to "urgently" introduce measures to counter surging Covid-19 cases, a day after the WHO Europe warned that 700,000 more may die on the continent this winter.
- The Netherlands could announce tougher Covid-19 restrictions this week, just days after four nights of riots against the existing partial lockdown, the country's health minister said on Wednesday. Measures could include closing schools.
- Leading Russian doctors on Wednesday invited celebrities and politicians with anti-vaccine views to visit Covid red zones in hospitals and see for themselves the effects of the pandemic.
- The Swiss on Sunday voted on the country's Covid-19 laws, after a campaign characterised by unprecedented levels of hostility in the wealthy Alpine nation, including even death threats.
- Germany's incoming coalition plans on spending 1 billion Euros in health staff bonuses.
- New Zealand said Wednesday it will not reopen to foreign travellers for at least another five months, as it slowly relaxes some of the world's toughest pandemic border restrictions.
- Prosecutors in Austria say they will not charge anyone over last year's outbreak at the popular Alpine ski resort of Ischgl where thousands of international tourists got infected.
- Slovakia is expected to announce a short but hard lockdown to quell the current surge in infections.