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Digest, 1 December
It is cloudy in Luxembourg
Snow with rain is possible in the morning. From the second half of the day, the rain will stop, but the sky will remain overcast. Temperatures during the day — to -1-1°C, at night — to -3--1°C.
Yuriko Backes received the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit from Germany
The order was presented by German Finance Minister Christian Lindner during Yuriko Backes' visit to Berlin. The head of the Luxembourg Ministry of Defense also met with her counterparts to discuss mobility and military cooperation, including Luxembourg's contribution to satellite communications. The ministers also discussed the conflicts in Gaza and Africa, as well as the upcoming NATO summit.
Luxembourg has a problem with cigarette butts
They take up to 12 years to decompose. This is a major problem in Luxembourg, where the government spends 1.2 million euros a year on street cleaning. Although fines for littering have increased from 49 to 145 euros in recent years, the problem persists.
Luxembourg city's central station has been evacuated after ammunition was found
It was part of a major police operation after grenades were found in the area. The demining team was called in when a suspicious package, later identified as "training ammunition," was left at the lost and found office, disrupting train service for several hours.
A significant increase in the number of cases of acute respiratory infections, influenza and coronavirus has been reported in the Grand Duchy
The number of infections in Luxembourg has increased significantly over the past week. The number of cases of acute respiratory viruses increased by 82%, influenza by 79%, and coronavirus by 23%. The concentration of viruses in Luxembourg's wastewater has also increased slightly. The Ministry of Health reminds that the best way to fight viral infections is vaccination.