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The Recap: Residency Permits, Rapid Tests & Red Again

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‘Highly variable’ vaccination coverage across EU raises concerns: While almost 55% of adults in the EU have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the coverage remains ‘highly variable’ from one country to another, according to a Commission spokesperson.

Brussels turns red again on European Covid travel map: The Brussels-Capital Region has once again coloured red on the EU coronavirus travel map published by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC).

Over half of all people in Belgium fully vaccinated: Over half of all people living in Belgium (50.3%) have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to Public Health Institute Sciensano’s latest figures.

Belgium introduces new residency permit for foreign employees of international companies: Belgium has implemented a new residence status which will facilitate the stay of employees of international companies who usually work in an office outside the European Union and come to Belgium to carry out a temporary assignment.

Belgium’s death toll rises to 37 after floods, six more still missing: The official death toll in Belgium after last week’s floods has risen to 37, according to the latest update by the National Crisis Centre on Thursday.

‘No new instructions or temporary solutions’ for hunger strikers, says Mahdi: Following the announcement that the more than 400 undocumented people who had been on hunger strike for almost two months decided to stop their protest, State Secretary Migration Sammy Mahdi said there still won’t be a policy change.

Belgian pharmacists carry out up to 10,000 rapid tests per day: Over the past few days, between 6,000 and 10,000 rapid tests have been carried out in Belgian pharmacies per day, according to figures by the General Pharmaceutical Association (APB).

More heavy traffic expected towards holiday destinations this weekend: During the weekend of Friday 23 July to Sunday 25 July, heavy traffic and long traffic jams are expected heading south and within Belgium.

One third of horses participating in Tokyo Olympics from Belgium: Almost a third of the horses that will participate in the summer Olympic Games were bred in Belgium, the Belgian equestrian federation has confirmed.

Belgium sends 150,000 coronavirus vaccines to Tunisia as health situation deteriorates: Belgium has announced it will be providing emergency aid to Tunisia by delivering 150,000 AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines on Thursday, as the health situation in the country deteriorates.

The Brussels Times