Washington Post mocks Belgium’s Christmas toilet rule
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Washington Post mocks Belgium’s Christmas toilet rule

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The US newspaper The Washington Post mocked Belgium’s coronavirus measure stating that only one guest can use the toilet at upcoming Christmas celebrations.

The newspaper reported on the fact that Belgium’s four-person rule also applies at Christmas if gatherings take place outdoors, but “only one lucky guest will be allowed to use the bathroom, if the government has any say in the matter,” the paper said.

Additionally, the paper pointed out that people living in rowhouses will not be able to invite guests over, as there should be direct access to the garden or backyard without walking through the house.

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Using Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke’s Dutch word ‘knuffelcontact’, the Washington Post explained that only the “cuddle contact” of one member of the household will be allowed inside to use the bathroom.

A quote by Verlinden’s spokesperson was also referred to, to underline the fact that “if you really have to go to the toilet, there will be nothing else to do but return home.”

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times