The Recap: Just Too Warm

The Recap: Just Too Warm
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‘Missed opportunity’: EU travel certificates criticised for lack of uniformity: As the Belgian Covid Certificate to facilitate travel within the EU was launched on Wednesday, consumer organisation Test-Achats called the Member States’ lack of uniformity for the document a “missed opportunity.”

Two free PCR tests for travel available from 28 June: The two free tests which will be offered to people who have not yet had the chance to be vaccinated against the coronavirus will be available from Monday 28 June, Federal Public Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke announced on Thursday.

Bozar announces lineup for free open-air cinema: A free open-air cinema by the Bozar cultural centre in Brussels, will take over the area between the entrance and the adjacent building to broadcast a selection of films throughout June.

Swimmers flock to polluted waters by Ghent quay: The Houtdok docks in Ghent at a former industrial site has become a hotspot for swimmers for the second summer in a row, even though swimming is forbidden there due to health risks.

Speed camera tolerance margins will be abolished: Speed cameras will soon ticket people as soon as they drive over the posted limit, rather than allowing a certain margin of tolerance, according to Minister of Justice Vincent Van Quickenborne (Open VLD).

Belgium called to restrict UK travel to keep out Delta variant: Belgium should look into stricter travel measures against the UK in an effort to halt the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, according to State Secretary for Asylum and Immigration Sammy Mahdi.

Summer heatwaves could be especially deadly due to Covid: As Belgium enters summer and temperatures begin to rise, the country could be facing a particularly deadly year for heatwaves because many elderly residents have been left weakened by coronavirus infections, and friends and relatives who might check on them are still socially distancing.

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