Nationally, wearing a mouth and nose guard remains mandatory on public transport (including at stations), at airports, in occupations that require contact, and in healthcare institutions. In Brussels, the cap will remain mandatory in stores for a longer time, and Wallonia will likely follow the capital region.
Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo also announced at a press conference that the nightlife will be allowed to open again next month. Visitors must show Corona Pass at the entrance. Organizers of internal events of more than five hundred people are given freedom of choice. If they do not wish to enter Corona Pass, they are allowed to do so, but visitors are required to wear a mouth covering.
Corona rules will be completely fragmented in our southern neighbors from October 1. Belgian federal states can decide for themselves whether they also want to introduce the Corona Corridor elsewhere. Brussels, where only half the population is vaccinated, wants to introduce the “health corridor”, for example, in restaurants, sports centers and health care institutions. This is likely to happen for up to three months. Some Flemish suburbs indicated that they wished to follow the capital.
Flanders will make a decision on the use of the Corona Corridor next week, but it is likely that the rules will not be as strict as in the Netherlands. In Belgium, 84 percent of adults are vaccinated, making it one of the best countries in the world.
Things are not going well in and around Brussels. Prime Minister de Croo attacked people who do not allow themselves to be pricked. According to him, this group is responsible for maintaining strict rules. The liberal describes the situation in the capital as “unacceptable and unacceptable”.
According to De Croo, there is an epidemic among unvaccinated people: “Where very few people are vaccinated, the numbers are going in the wrong direction. There are a relatively large number of young people in hospitals. Their average age is 50 and they have not been vaccinated.”
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