Antwerp curfew will not be enforced during heatwave, governor says
Share article:
Share article:

Antwerp curfew will not be enforced during heatwave, governor says

Credit: Belga

The curfew in Antwerp will not be enforced during the heatwave, Antwerp governor Cathy Berx says on Friday after consultation with Antwerp’s Provincial Crisis Cell.

The strict enforcement of the ban on gatherings will remain in force, however.

Related Articles

 

“As of tomorrow, the RMI (the Royal Meteorological Institute) has proclaimed code red. A crucial measure in case of heat is to drink enough, but also to stay indoors and cool off in the evening and at night,” Berx said.

“That’s not possible now because of the curfew and that’s why I decided, together with the mayors and the Provincial Crisis Cell, to temporarily suspend the curfew. This means that you can go outside between 11:30 PM and 6:00 AM and don’t risk a report.”

However, the ban on gathering with more than ten people should still be respected. “It would be a great pity if the efforts made in the past days and weeks were to be undone because this relaxation is used as an opportunity to meet again en masse and cause new infections,” she said.

Jason Spinks
The Brussels Times

Latest news

Consultative Committee expected to discuss telework and state of emergency
On Tuesday afternoon, Belgium's Consultative Committee will be meeting earlier than expected to discuss the worsening epidemiological situation. ...
Highest number of new Covid-19 cases recorded since November 2020
The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Belgium is continuing to increase and has now reached levels last recorded in November ...
Prototype test plane crashes in Belgium after pilot ejects
A prototype aircraft crashed on Sunday afternoon in Yves-Gomezée (Walcourt, Namur province) during a test flight, according to several local media ...
EU questions Israeli decision to ban Palestinian NGOs
The Israeli government’s decision on Friday to outlaw six Palestinian civil society organisations operating in the West Bank has caused consternation ...
More politicians than ordinary citizens at the Conference on the Future of Europe
The second Plenary of the Conference took place on Saturday in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and discussed the contributions from the ...
Belgium’s Consultative Committee will meet today
The next meeting of Belgium's Consultative Committee, scheduled for Friday, has been brought forward to Tuesday at 4:30 PM, according to local media ...
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Unilever are world’s biggest plastic polluters
Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Unilever were found to be the world's biggest polluters of plastic in a report published by Branded on Monday. Over 11,000 ...
Four men charged with illegally buying thousands of live ducks to hunt on private land
Four Belgian men will appear in court on Monday facing charges related to the purchase of thousands of ducks, which were then released into a private ...
More wolf attacks: 15 deer killed at family resort over the weekend
Fifteen deer were killed by wolves in the Belgian province of Limburg this weekend, between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The deer were ...
Cost of breast cancer still too high for many patients
Breast cancer still carries too high a cost for patients when one in nine women in Belgium will face the disease before reaching 75, according to a ...
Gare Maritime: Brussels’ most exciting new architectural project
A generation ago, the Gare Maritime in the Tour & Taxis industrial site was an abandoned wasteland. It is now a model for urban renewal and ...
Belgium in Brief: Rules For A Fourth Wave
It's the news that nobody wants to hear, but here we go again. Belgium’s council of ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss ...