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 935 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 72 hours.

  • Luxembourg is kicking off a nationwide vaccination week on Monday, with the aim of convincing more of the population to get a jab against Covid-19.

And abroad

  • Croatia, Nepal, Russia and Argentina reported that they detected the Omicron variant for the first time.

  • After nearly two years out of school, some children in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, began returning to the classrooms on Monday. This all happened amid extensive infection control measures.

  • Pandemic-related disruptions caused tens of thousands more malaria deaths in 2020, the World Health Organization said Monday, but added that urgent action had averted a far worse scenario.

  • Poland is expected to introduce new measures as early as tomorrow or Wednesday, prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.
  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged citizens to get vaccinated as the country battles an unprecedented surge in cases driven by the new Omicron variant.

  • The German border region of Saarland is reportedly looking to abolish testing requirements for boosted people.

  • People in Italy unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer go to the theatre, cinemas, live music venues or major sporting events under new rules that came into force Monday.