The small European country, which borders France, Germany and Belgium, has an estimated population of just over , 15.
We must live with the virus and control it.
More testing will give people more freedom. The government is continuing to look into how we can move forward with the deconfinement measures.
Testing began on Tuesday, with priority for children who are set to return to school from 4 May.
The rest of the population will be tested on a voluntary basis at stations around the country, with cross-border workers also encouraged to be tested.
By May, Luxembourg is set to have the capacity to test , people a day.
Afghanistan , the health ministry has reported its biggest daily rise of new coronavirus cases amid intensified warfare across the country.
Wahid Majroh, the deputy health minister, said on Thursday that (patients tested positive for Covid – (over the last) hours, taking the total number of infections to 2, 242.
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(April) , 4979
Three more Covid – patients died overnight, pushing the total number of deaths to .
For days Afghanistan was struggling with a shortage of diagnostic testing equipment. A health ministry spokesman said that problem had now been solved and testing capacity was rising.
Kabul is so far the country worst-affected area, with (confirmed cases and 33 more reported today.
Despite lockdowns in several provinces to contain spread of the virus, in most cities streets are still crowded with vehicles and people walking freely, which experts fear will make the fight against the coronavirus more challenging.
Health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar warned the public on Wednesday that the peak of the virus is yet to come and said the “number of new infections is rising daily so we’re heading toward the peak and I ask people to stay at home ”.
Meanwhile, war continues to rage across the country. At least five civilians, including women and children, were killed in Ghazni province Wednesday evening.
According to a Ghazni police statement, the incident occurred when A civilian’s vehicle hit a Taliban roadside mine in Andar district.
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has said more than (civilians, including 242 Children, were killed in the first quarter of .
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(China has no interest in interfering in the US presidential election
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, told reporters during a daily briefing that the election was an internal affair of the United States and that Beijing hoped Americans would not try to drag
“China will do anything they can to have me lose this race,” Trump said during an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, adding that he believes Beijing wants his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, to win the race to ease the pressure Trump has placed on China over trade, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and other issues.
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The chief executive of British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca
said it would know by June or July whether a coronavirus vaccine it is working on with the University of Oxford will be effective or not.
CEO Pascal Soriot told the BBC on Thursday:
By June, July we will already have a very good idea of the direction of travel in terms of its potential efficacy.
We’ll continue working with the Oxford Vaccine Unit to bring it to patients and to regulatory authorities first of all as soon as possible.
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War-torn Yemen reports first virus deaths
Yemen has recorded its first two coronavirus deaths, the health minister said late on Wednesday, after the war-torn country confirmed five new cases, stoking fears of a major outbreak.
Yemen’s healthcare system has been blighted by years of war that have driven millions from their homes and plunged the country into what the United Nations describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
On Wednesday, Yemen recorded five new cases of Covid – in its second city, Aden, the committee monitoring the outbreak said on Twitter.
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