What Belgium’s Security Council will discuss tomorrow

What Belgium’s Security Council will discuss tomorrow
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Belgium’s National Security Council will meet again on Wednesday, to discuss the next step in the country’s exit plan.

The Council will meet on Wednesday morning from 8:00 AM, and a press conference will take place afterwards, a spokesperson confirmed.

However, the big topics have already been resolved. Initially, the obligation to wear face masks in shops would be discussed on Wednesday, but the decision was taken earlier than expected.

Additionally, measures for travellers who return from holidays have also been taken already, although they could still be refined.

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On Sunday, Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon said that a possible relaxation for the event sector would be discussed, but as the coronavirus figures are rising again, it is not certain if that will go through.

The previous National Security Council, on 24 June, allowed events to go through with a maximum of 200 people if organised indoors, and 400 for outdoors. From August, these numbers could be doubled. These maxima could then be increased, and possibly even doubled again, in September.

There have been constructive meetings with the event sector, which is hoping for some more clarity for concert halls and fairs, among other things.

Despite several calls from the hospitality sector, discussions about delaying the closing hour of cafes and bars are not planned, although it is not excluded that it will still be discussed.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times

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