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People who can’t telework will be tested, says De Croo

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People who cannot telework will be tested at their workplace from Monday, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said on Friday after the latest meeting of the Consultative Committee.

First of all, teleworking remains compulsory in both the public and private sectors. “Teleworking is not a luxury, teleworking is an obligation,” he stressed.

Where it is not possible for people to work remotely, “a thorough system of rapid testing” will be introduced from Monday, he explained.

“The coronavirus pandemic is not over, as much as I would like it to be,” said De Croo. “Our task is to adapt our social contact in such a way that we infect fewer people.”

“So we can keep perspective to open the schools, and resume some activities on 1 May, such as reopening the hospitality industry.”

The Brussels Times