Winds are a-blowing and rains are a-pouring but despite Belgium’s uninspiring February conditions, there are small signs that things just might be looking up as far as Covid is concerned.
Today it was reported that new coronavirus infections are finally dropping, signalling that Belgium is past the peak of the fifth wave – a turning point corroborated by virologists. More promising still is the indication that numbers aren’t merely waning but are falling sharply.
Still, some people’s patience with the pandemic and the health restrictions that come with it has run out. Whilst a general state of being fed up with the whole situation is by now something we can all relate to, holding a club night with 300 attendees in the heart of Brussels is surely just asking for trouble.
The event was in flagrant contradiction of current regulations, with Belgium still in the red on the barometer. But the improvement in Belgium’s epidemiological situation needed to see longed-for liberties restored may not be so far off. Indeed, the good times could be just around the corner with Belgium possibly moving to code orange in a matter of weeks.
For many, this simply can’t come soon enough with frustration mounting in light of restrictions easing in other European countries. Yet Belgium’s authorities have made a point of exercising caution and seem unlikely to throw away hard-earned gains quite yet. For now, it will be all eyes on the barometer.
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