Empty of its usual visitors, the Louvre's gallery spaces were filled with the strains of Bach in a performance by cellist Camille Thomas who went viral in France's first lockdown.
More than 1,500 COVID-19 patients are occupying intensive care beds, the highest number yet recorded by the Czech healthcare system.
"How is it possible that you have no clue?" said Finnish MEP Silvia Modig, who called Soriot a "piece of soap" over his alleged conflicting statements in recent weeks.
The country dealt with the virus relatively well until December, but has since seen cases soar largely due to the spread of the highly contagious British variant.
"Government modellers have indicated opening schools, both primary and secondary, will probably increase the infection rate at a time when we're not getting anything like enough protection from the vaccine."
The move comes despite signs that the decline in COVID-19 case numbers is flattening out again and even rising in some areas.
Amid another enforced closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Louvre in Paris is using the absence of visitors as a chance to refurbish.
A doctor in the Tunisian city of Sfax has taken to the violin in an attempt to boost the spirits of patients battling the coronavirus.
In a ceremony on Sunday, Codogno will mark one year since it recorded the first locally acquired case of COVID-19 in Italy.
EU leaders have expressed their concerns about the use of the Russian vaccine amid fears Russia will use it to extend its influence in the bloc.
The scandal erupted after journalist Horacio Verbitsky said he received preferential treatment from the health ministry to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The government, which is appealing the decision by a judge to strike down the curfew, succeeded in gaining some opposition support for the new law.
Wopke Hoekstra sparked anger after posting a photo of himself on Twitter with Sven Kramer, the winner of four Winter Olympics speed skating gold medals. His outing breached the Dutch coronavirus restrictions.