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 421 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours.
- 3,438 coronavirus infections were reported among pupils and school staff between 15 September and 21 November 2021.
- In light of this, the president of teachers' union SNE spoke to our RTL colleagues about the current challenges in Luxembourgish schools.
- The #Yeswecare initiative was carried out at hospitals and healthcare institutions across the country at midday on Thursday.
- In an RTL interview, infectious disease expert Dr Schockmel argued that the EU's flawed response to the pandemic is to blame on the fact that we are now living through yet another "corona winter" with overcrowded hospitals and numerous deaths.
- 1,897 new cases were recorded during the week from 15 to 21 November. See the weekly report here.
- 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.