Belgium: Government will reopen businesses on 8 June, borders on 15 June

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Belgium will allow almost all businesses to reopen on June 8, including cafes and bars, after its lockdown to combat the coronavirus, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said on Wednesday, although social distancing measures will remain.

She said Belgium, among the European countries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but now seeing a significant drop-off in the infection rate, will also reopen its borders to all fellow European Union states on June 15.

“From June 8 everything will be allowed, with exceptions,” Wilmes told a news conference after a meeting of the country’s national security council.

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Source: Reuters