As Belgium will enter the first phase of its exit plan on Monday 4 May, the daily press conferences by the Federal Public Health Service will be scaled back to three times per week.
"We notice that the need for information is changing along with this new phase. There is clearly a shift in the information need, as people have more questions about how the return to the new normal will go, and are asking more work-related questions," said Yves Stevens, a spokesperson for the National Crisis Centre on Thursday.
The press briefing, which took place every day at 11:00 AM, except on Sundays, will now only take place three times a week.
"From now on, this information moment will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, still at 11:00 AM," said Stevens, adding that an update of the figures will still be published on the info-coronavirus.be website every day.
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However, as tomorrow 1 May is a holiday, the first press conference will be held on Monday 4 May.
The various public services will also continue to communicate about every aspect of society in the coming weeks and months, to guide people as much as possible in this exit process, according to Stevens. "We will also keep you informed via our various social media channels and the information number. We need to do this together," he added.