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Grand Duke Henri visits COVID-19 screening centre

© Cour Grand-Ducale / Kary Barthelmey

On Saturday, 5 September, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg has visited the COVID-19 screening centre at the Luxembourg Airport (Lux-Airport) alongside Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Minister of Health, Paulette Lenert.

The Grand Duke visited to see the system that has been set up at the airport since 29 May to screen those who are entering Luxembourg. The strategy has been effective in the fight against COVID-19 in Luxembourg.

While there, he and the government officials saw a presentation on how Luxembourg is fighting the virus by René Steinhaus, CEO of Lux-Airport and Jean-Luc Dourson, Director of Bionext.

After the presentation, Grand Duke Henri took part in the screening. The Grand Ducal Court has said after his visit to the airport: “Aware of the importance of these tests in the fight against COVID-19, the Head of State encourages citizens and travellers to be tested and to continue to respect the health measures in force.”

© Cour Grand-Ducale / Kary Barthelmey

Luxembourg has had close to 6,811 cases with 124 deaths; 6,074 people have recovered from the virus.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.