If Belgium’s coronavirus vaccination plan were a race between the regions, it’s not exactly the most exciting one I’ve ever seen.
As of Monday 26 April, just over 30% of adults in Flanders have received at least one vaccination dose, compared to 22.7% in the Brussels-Capital Region and 29% in Wallonia, according to figures from the Sciensano national health institute.
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Several Belgian politicians have condemned a proposal by Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon to relax measures in Flanders if its vaccination rate overtakes the rest of the country. Here’s what you need to know.
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