Covid-19: new confinement planned in Belgium from next week “if the trend does not reverse by then”

Towards a new confinement in Belgium? Brussels could again impose such a measure as early as next week in order to stop the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, a spokesperson for the health authorities said on Wednesday October 21.

“I think we’ll probably have another lockdown at the end of next week if the trend doesn’t reverse by then”, announced Yves Van Laethem, spokesperson in charge of issues related to Covid-19, to the LN24 TV channel.

Belgium identified 3,019 new cases of contamination on Tuesday, after having recorded more than 8,000 new contaminations on Monday, according to data from the Belgian public health institute, Sciensamo, relayed by RTBF. These daily reports are clearly on the rise since September. In a week, between October 15 and 21, the country also recorded an average of 319 daily admissions to the hospital for Covid-19 infections, adds RTL Info.

Like many European countries, Belgium had implemented strict containment in the spring. In this country particularly bereaved by the Covid-19 pandemic, the authorities this week ordered a general curfew, as well as the closure of bars and restaurants for a month.

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