The situation in Belgium’s hospitals is still too serious for the country to relax its confinement measures, according to Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke.
Speaking at RTBF’s morning show, Vandenbroucke did not exclude the possibility to reopen pubs, restaurants and shops before the end of the year.
The next Consultative Committee will take place this week, on Friday. “We will review the numbers,” Vandenbroucke said.
Regarding the measures for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Health Minister of Health was also very careful. “I can not predict data that we do not yet have,” but that it is “absolutely necessary to be careful to avoid a third wave.”
The government’s current objective is “to drastically reduce the number of infections,” the minister said.