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

Starting with Luxembourg

And abroad

  • Fears mounted Saturday that a highly-infectious new coronavirus strain was pushing its way into Europe as the world brought the shutters down to contain the new Omicron variant.

  • Britain confirmed its first two infections and suspected new cases emerged in Germany and the  Czech Republic, while Dutch authorities quarantined 61 passengers from South Africa who tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Many countries have implemented emergency restrictions, including the UK, as the prime minister announced tougher entry rules for all arriving passengers and the return of a masks mandate.

  • World nations gather Monday to thrash out whether to pursue a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next crisis -- which experts fear is only a matter of time.

  • An anti-Covid pill developed by Merck has proved effective in treating the disease, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday in a much-awaited preliminary report.
  • Next week's World Trade Organization ministerial conference, the global trade body's biggest gathering in four years, was postponed at the last minute Friday due to the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.