“Traditionally, many people come back from holidays at the end of August,” Vlieghe said, adding that some may have brought an “unwanted present” from a country or area where there is more virus than in Belgium.
“Additionally, the schools have opened in the meantime, which means that there are many more young people who come into contact with each other. In the classroom, it is not so bad, because everyone keeps enough distance and wears a mask. On the playground, however, many young people flock together and the safety measures are not followed too closely,” she said.
Wearing a face mask in places where many people gather, keeping the necessary distance and wearing a face mask remain the most important measures that we have to beat the virus, Vlieghe stressed.