Find all of today's most important Covid developments both at home and abroad in one place.

Starting with Luxembourg

And abroad

  • Germany announced record coronavirus fatalities and infections Thursday as its total death toll passed 100,000, with its most severe virus wave yet breaking just as a new government prepares to take the reins.

  • South African government-run National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said 22 positive cases of the new B.1.1.529 variant have been recorded in the country following genomic sequencing.

  • The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab got the green light for children aged five to 11 in Europe on Thursday, clearing the way for the vaccination in a cohort where the virus is rapidly spreading.

  • More than 1.5 million people have died from Covid-19 in Europe since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an AFP tally of official data showed Thursday as a number of countries reintroduce measures to try to stem the spread.

  • New Covid-19 cases have jumped 23% in the Americas in the last week, mostly in North America.