Bruxelles Proprété will vaccinate Gare du Nord personnel

Bruxelles Proprété will vaccinate Gare du Nord personnel

Public cleaning agency Agence Bruxelles Proprété (ABP) will vaccinate their staff working at Brussels-North railway station against different types of hepatitis, the agency confirmed Tuesday.

Around ten workers are concerned by this decision, and will be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, ABP's spokesperson Etienne Cornesse to local daily La Dernière Heure.

The agency said the measures are only preventive, as there have been no reports of contamination among the personnel, but said cleaning agents will wear protective clothing as an additional measure.

Cornesse said the decision was taken after it became apparent that sanitary conditions in the station had worsened.

"Following recent information, we chose to take the lead in order to avoid putting our staff at risk," he said, adding that NGO Doctors Without Borders had stated that the sanitary situation was under control.

Since May 6, public transport agencies De Lijn and STIB have pulled their buses out from the stations, citing health and sanitary concerns from migrants and homeless people living in the station.

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