The next meeting of Belgium's consultative committee will take place on Wednesday at 9:00 AM, according to reports in local media.
The meeting - expected for Friday - was ultimately brought forward due to rising infections and hospitalisations in Belgium, according to De Morgen, citing a government source.
Over the past days several experts have been urging the government to impose further restrictions, including the mention of the so-called Plan C, which involves the closure of schools on top of measures already in Belgium's Plan B.
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De Croo met with the minister-presidents of the federated entities early Tuesday afternoon to discuss the situation regarding the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, during which that ultimately decided to bring the committee meeting forward.
"The Prime Minister has also decided to meet with the Core Cabinet tonight at 8:00 PM to discuss the situation with federal deputy prime ministers," according to De Croo's cabinet.
The Brussels Times