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Air filters for Luxembourg City primary schools

06.02.2022
The filters will be installed to help stem the spread of the coronavirus
A total of 400 air filters will be put in primary school classrooms
A total of 400 air filters will be put in primary school classrooms
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By Jean-Philippe Schmit and Kate Oglesby

Classrooms in Luxembourg's capital city will soon be equipped with air filters to help prevent the spread of Covid in primary schools.

A total of 400 of the machines will be delivered, at a total cost of €400,000, the city of Luxembourg’s school officer Colette Mart said on Friday.

15% of people infected with Covid-19 are between ages five to nine, a higher percentage than any other age group, the latest data show.

The news comes as Luxembourg is set to loosen the nation's Covid restrictions. Eating and drinking establishments will be allowed to stay open beyond their current 23.00 closing time, under proposed changes the government unveiled at a news conference on Friday.

At the same time, people are still speaking out against the restrictions, with some 150 protestors taking to the streets on Saturday. Yet unlike past occasions, the gatherings were peaceful, authorities reported, and no violence broke out.


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