Belgium’s Security Council tightens coronavirus measures again

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Belgium will implement new restrictions to stop the further spread of the coronavirus instead of further relaxing the measures, announced Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès during a press conference on Thursday.

“Since last week, the average infection rate has increased considerably. The reproduction number has also risen above 1 since last week. This indicates that the epidemic is flaring up again,” said Sophie Wilmés.

“Young adults between 20 and 30 are the most frequently affected. Although the number of infections is increasing throughout the country, we also see more local flare-ups,” she added.

What this means is that Belgium will not enter into Phase 5 of its exit plan out of lockdown from August. This means that the maximum number of people allowed at events will not be increased. Fairs and shows will not be able to resume before 1 September.

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Source: Brussels Times