CORONAVIRUS | Open (air) markets including food markets shut down


As a measure against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, Belgium shuts down open (air) markets. Including food markets.

Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès announced drastic measures during a press conference on Tuesday 17 March.

  • All shops and stores who do not sell food must close.
  • Bars and restaurants must remove their terraces.
  • Bars and restaurants remain closed.
  • You are allowed to leave your homo for groceries, to go to work, for sports outdoors (but alone or plus one).

Bottom line is: there’s no reason to travel to Belgium at this point.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. nessamcc says:

    Leave your ‘homo’ is the best typo ever 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Timothy says:

      Oh dear! Okay I’ll leave it. In Flemish we say: “waar het hart van vol is”
      (“what fills the heart”) hahaha!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. nessamcc says:

    (please don’t correct it)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. pedmar10 says:

    we are in confinement from today only supermarkets some food vendors, medical or work need with authorisation form are allow out. But better inside stay safe we need to pass the curve of covid19. cheers

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Timothy says:

      Yes, we don’t need to fill in a form to get out. Maybe that is the next step in Belgium. Stay safe!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. pedmar10 says:

        hope not, thanks

        Liked by 1 person

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