Belgium in Brief: Surprise Lockdown?

Belgium in Brief: Surprise Lockdown?
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The news that the Netherlands will be locking down over the festive break has people in Belgium a little on edge, but that’s to be expected. The omnipresent fear of lockdown has been part of our collective lives for a long time now, so it’s only right that we see one place locking down and think “are we next?”

So, are we? 

Speaking on Sunday, Walloon Minister for Health Christie Morreale (PS) said that a lockdown in Belgium is not currently being considered by the government. Morreale emphasised the need to “double down on third doses: it is essential that everyone who is eligible goes to a vaccination centre.”

She also stressed the importance of adhering to the other protection measures – ventilation, wearing a mask, social distancing, and limiting the number of close contacts.

So, what does that mean?

Well, a lockdown in Belgium is not currently being considered by the government.

Ultimately, as with a lot of these things, Belgium’s future is going to come down to a meeting we all know all too well. The Consultative Committee, which is set to gather on Wednesday.

Does that mean new rules? New advice or changes to travel? 

Guess we’ll all find out on Wednesday, won’t we?

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