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Blog: Five dead, three in intensive care, Bettel says
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Blog: Five dead, three in intensive care, Bettel says

by JE 20.03.2020 From our online archive
Country reports another nearly 50% jump in the number of cases
Police are stopping cars at the Luxembourg border with Germany Photo: Chris Karaba
Police are stopping cars at the Luxembourg border with Germany Photo: Chris Karaba

Five people have died in Luxembourg and three are in intensive care as a result of the spreading Covid-19 virus, prime minister Xavier Bettel said during a press conference on Friday afternoon.

The number of cases stands at 484.

A temporary hospital will be built close to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) in collaboration with NATO's Luxembourg-based Supply and Procurement Agency, Bettel added. 

Follow live updates as Bettel spoke during the press conference: