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Brussels, Belgium. Photo: MTI/EPA/Julien Warnand

The Brussels-Capital Region Minister-President Rudi Vervoort decided to make mask-wearing compulsory in public places throughout the region starting from Wednesday.

The regulations came as the incidence rate in the region has passed the threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last seven days.

Wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth is therefore now obligatory for any person aged 12 and over in public places and private places accessible to the public.

However, the regulations provide for the following exceptions: when playing sports; the performance of intensive physical work on public roads; and for people with a disability that does not allow them to wear a mask or face shield.

In all these cases, physical distances must be respected.

When wearing a mask or a fabric alternative is not medically possible, a face shield may be used.

Data from the public health institute Sciensano showed that

Belgium has registered 75,008 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, with an average of 604 daily infections in the last seven days.

Brussels recorded a total of 8,002 cases since the COVID-19 outbreak, 675 of them in the past seven days. The incidence rate reached 65 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Sciensano data.

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Source: Xinhua

1 comment
  1. Blatant act of Negligence – by the Government of Belgium, that statistical medical figures, clearly highlight the rampage and devastation, that this novel coronavirus, has inflicted on there population of 11.5 million.
    Global statistic’s – Belgium is the 37th in the listed 215 countries that are being recorded, relating to this coronavirus.
    They ignored Scientific Medical Advice, on the recommendations to wear masks, and have paid a price of lost lives, and on-going extreme high figures of new cases and deaths, through there Governments ignorance to lisen and act on the advice of Medical Science.
    Belgium does not have this novel coronavirus under manageable control, and figures, that will be seen coming out of Belgium, in the immediate future, possible longer, will highlight there Governments negligence.
    Stay Well – ALL.

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