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The Recap: Avoidance, Airlines & Action

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Belarus airline hijacking: EU bans country’s aircraft from its skies: The European Union has banned Belarusian airlines from EU airspace and airports after accusing the country’s authorities of “hijacking” an airplane and forcing it to land in Minsk for the removal of a dissident journalist.

Around 46% of European adults expected to be at least partially vaccinated by the end of the week: Some 170 million EU citizens, or 46% of adults in the EU, should have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the EU summit on Tuesday.

Almost four out of ten workers in Belgium planning to change career: Almost four out of ten workers in Belgium are considering a career change within the next 12 months, according to a survey by HR services provider Acerta and job board StepStone.

New roadworks on Brussels ring road: What’s planned?: From the evening of 1 June until the morning of 5 June, the Flemish Roads and Traffic Agency will lay a new layer of asphalt on the Brussels ring road, but is aiming to cause minimal disruption with the works.

‘Give the vaccine time’ and avoid infection in first weeks after vaccination: As Belgium’s vaccination campaign is in full swing, experts are warning people to remain cautious and avoid getting infected in the first few weeks after receiving their first shot.

Hospital cleaning staff take action to receive ‘forgotten coronavirus bonus’: Across five hospitals in Belgium, cleaning staff are taking action on Tuesday to denounce the decision that they will not receive the €985 coronavirus bonus granted to hospital staff.

The hunt for Jürgen Conings: a timeline: A manhunt for career soldier Jürgen Conings (46) has been underway in Belgium since 17 May, when Conings allegedly stole an arsenal of deadly weapons from a military barracks and went on the lam.

At least 115,000 health professionals died from Covid-19: At least 115,000 health workers have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the director-general of the World Health Organisation said on Monday, lamenting that a small group of countries are hoarding vaccines.

Ireland among latest orange travel zones on European coronavirus map: A number of new regions have coloured orange on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) map of travel destinations, meaning that restrictions for travellers will be eased from Monday.

The Brussels Times