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The Recap: Medical Successes, Yo-Yos & Beer Pourers

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EU expected to announce ban on sale of all diesel and petrol cars from 2035: A total ban on the sale of all cars running on petrol or diesel within the European Union is rumoured to be one of the 12 proposals which the European Commission will propose on Wednesday as part of its climate package.

Brussels test event deemed ‘medical success’: no infections after party: The test event which was organised at the dance hall La Madeleine in Brussels on Saturday 3 July has been named a “medical success”, as none of the over 250 attendees tested positive following the party.

‘No Dutch yo-yo policy’: Belgium cautious ahead of Friday’s Consultative Committee: Ahead of the Consultative Committee on Friday about Belgium’s coronavirus restrictions, Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke stated that he wants to avoid a “yo-yo policy,” such as in the Netherlands.

One-third of young travellers who tested negative in Spain tested positive in Belgium: More than one-third of the young people, who had gone to Spain for a party holiday with a youth travel organisation, and who tested negative before departure has now tested positive upon arrival in Belgium.

Common asthma medicine has more side effects than thought: A common asthma medication, currently in use in Belgium among some 159,000 patients, causes many more side-effects than previously thought, according to two Belgian doctors.

Belgium wants ‘random’ police checks at borders for car travellers: There should be “random” police controls at Belgium’s borders to check travellers returning from holiday by car, according to Federal Public Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke.

One year in prison for second traveller with fake PCR test, Brussels court rules: A second man who was caught attempting to get on a plane with a forged PCR test has been sentenced to one year in prison by the Brusselse correction court on Monday.

Stella launches search for Belgium’s beer pouring masters: International beer giant Stella Artois has announced that it is looking for Belgium’s best draught beer pourer – a beer ‘tapper’ – with the relaunched Draught Masters competition.

English Football Association ‘disgusted’ by online racism after Euro2020 final: The English Football Association (FA) has issued a statement to say it is “appalled” by the online racism against some England players after the European Championship final.

The Brussels Times

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