On Wednesday 15 April the National Security Council of Belgium reconvenes to evaluate the situation concerning coronavirus COVID-19.
There’s a pattern going the last few weeks. The medical experts – virologists and other -logists – launch an idea or a complaint in the media and more often than not it is sanctioned a bit later by the cabinet.
This past weekend, Easter weekend, was particularly sunny and warm. Belgians being Belgians, many didn’t follow the countermeasures. In public places it was apparently okay, but in private not.
People hold barbecues and parties, as they believe the virus will spare them. It’s typically Belgian to act as rules are for other people
So the warned ‘Wuhan style‘ lockdown measures may be necessary. Those where the words of prof. dr. Marc Van Randt, MD.
No travel this summer
His colleague prof. dr. Erika Vlieghe, MD of the University Hospital of Antwerp UZA warns in the meantime travelling abroad this summer will be difficult. Not only must it be a good idea in Belgium, but also in other countries.
Spain, for instance, is contemplating not allowing foreign tourists this summer.