Belgium takes an "Easter Break" - for four weeks

Belgium takes an “Easter Break” – for four weeks

The third Corona wave hit Belgium with full force. The government is now doing everything it can to slow it down – and declaring a strict “Easter holiday”.

Exacerbated under the third wave aura Belgium Governmental restrictions to contain the epidemic. Prime Minister Alexandre de Crew on Wednesday, after government consultations, declared a four-week “Easter holiday”. It was decided to take strong but short action.

Unrelated firms are systematically permitted to receive clients only by appointment during the ‘cool-down phase’. Communication professions such as hairdressers have to shut down. Only four people wearing masks instead of ten are allowed to meet in the open air. De Crowe again urged people to limit contacts as much as possible.

As for schools, the liberal politician said that from Monday there should only be distance education. Kindergarten remained open. The goal is to keep schools yet Easter holiday To fully reopen on April 19.

The number of injuries increased dramatically

The number of new infections in Belgium has risen dramatically recently. The value per 100,000 people in the past two weeks has risen 50 percent to 434. In the past seven days, 4,158 people fell ill every day. Corona Virus. The number of hospital admissions has also increased. On Friday, Belgium tentatively postponed easing facilities scheduled for the start of April.

Strict Corona restrictions already apply in Belgium. Unnecessary entries and exits are prohibited. Internal social contacts are largely prohibited. On the other hand, stores have been opening continuously since the beginning of December. Communication occupations such as hairdressers were also allowed to work again for a few weeks. Remind de Crowe again on Wednesday to stick to the home office whenever possible. The night curfew will also remain in effect, as will the entry and exit ban.

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In the fall, Belgium recorded more than 20,000 new infections daily at times, but the country has managed to reduce the number drastically through strict restrictions. To date, 11 percent of the adult population in Belgium has been vaccinated at least once, and just under 5 percent have received the two doses.

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