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Fall in Covid cases indicate Luxembourg is winning battle
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Fall in Covid cases indicate Luxembourg is winning battle

by Kathryn OGLESBY 15.06.2021
More than 70 people were fined last week for breaching a night time curfew just days before it was due to end
Shops in Luxembourg are still warning people to take health precautions, such as sanitising their hands, before entering
Shops in Luxembourg are still warning people to take health precautions, such as sanitising their hands, before entering
Photo credit: Chris Karaba

Coronavirus is continuing to recede in Luxembourg, with just one new infection recorded in the past day and no deaths linked to the pandemic for almost two weeks.

Luxembourg ended its curfew on Sunday – which had been in place from 23h00 until 06h00 for seven months - with less and less people testing positive for Covid-19, in a sign that the country is winning its fight against the virus.

There are currently eight people in hospital across Luxembourg as a result of Covid-19, with one of those in intensive care.

But just days before many restrictions were lifted at the weekend, dozens of people were fined for breaching existing rules.

Police last week carried out 224 checks, with 140 of those related to the curfew. Fines were issued to 78 people, almost all of them connected to breaches of the nightly stay at home order.

The virus has also been contained through an extensive testing system amongst healthcare workers. Dentists and doctors have ordered nearly 65,000 rapid Covid tests for 900 health professionals since February this year, Health Minister Paulette Lenert said in response to a parliamentary question last week.


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