Serhat TUNAR -TDO- It was decided to extend the ongoing measures against the Coronavirus outbreak in Belgium from October last year for at least two more weeks.
The Consultative Committee, chaired by Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, decided it was premature to loosen the measures despite the dwindling number of new cases and deaths. De Croo said in a statement on the issue that those returning from holidays at the end of the Christmas holiday and reopening schools at the beginning of the week should see the impact on the outbreak.
Some measures were taken in October 2020 after coronavirus cases and deaths increased rapidly in the second wave, which began with the end of summer in Belgium. These included the closure of restaurants, bars and cafes, the closure of all shops except shops selling basic necessities, the restriction of night curfew and the obligation to work from home when possible.