There was a plan. We knew it was ambitious, but we were all hopeful that this time it would stick. Less than two weeks later, however, that plan is already on shaky ground.
So now, something that was touted as a way of providing some degree of stability is starting to look a lot more like a shiny object used to distract us.
The fact that there’s a meeting taking place that could substantially alter what little life people have at the moment isn’t something that should leak. It isn’t something that journalists should have to dig to find out, it’s vital information.
I know this isn’t a malicious action, far from it, but a lack of communication on this front is concerning.
So now I’m once again trying to answer that big question in everyone’s mind ahead of a Consultative Committee meeting: What’s happening today?
Honestly? I don’t have a clue. I really wish I did, and as soon as we know something, we’ll keep you updated.
For now, we’re returning to uncertainty. Again. Part 2. The Reuncertainy. This Time It’s Personal. One More Time With Feeling.
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Belgium’s Consultative Committee will meet a week early today, to analyse the rising coronavirus figures and re-evaluate the measures currently in place.
The Committee will meet digitally from 3:00 PM today, to “analyse the situation in detail based on the latest figures,” the cabinet of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo confirmed to The Brussels Times. Read More.
Belgium could be at the start of the third wave of new infections, but it could stay a small one if everyone continues to follow the measures in place, according to virologist and interfederal Covid-19 spokesperson Steven Van Gucht.
“What we see now could be considered as the beginning of a third wave, but we cannot predict when we will reach a peak or how fast it will come,” he said. Read More.
Wine is booming in Belgium, as more and more growers in the country join in.
Acreage for Vineyards has increased from 150 to 550 hectares in Belgium in the last ten years, and 1.5 million litres of new wine flowed from the region, according to VRT. Soon, over 350 people will be coming together for a virtual wine symposium, including 154 professional winegrowers. Read More.