Belgium‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a colour code system for travel abroad concerning coronavirus COVID-19. The ministry updated its travel advice section.
The National Security Council of Belgium announced some major relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures from 8 June.
After a (mostly, kinda) nature hike with Thanh around the River Scheldt, Oriol and I took a train to Lier.
De Waterbus (The Water Bus) is a ferry service on the River Scheldt linking Lillo, Kallo, Zwijndrecht, Sint-Anna (Saint Anne’s), Antwerp, Kruibeke and Hemiksem. Thanh and I took the Waterbus to Hemiksem and a ferry to Bazel to do a hike back to Antwerp.
On Saturday the 30th of May, the Exotische Markt or Exotic Market at Theaterplein in Antwerp reopened. It had been cancelled for some three months as a coronavirus COVID-19 countermeasure.
The two previous COVID-19 health interview surveys could each count on more than 40,000 participants. Today Belgian Health Science Institute Sciensano launch our third survey, which focuses on your experiences, your health and your wellbeing during the deconfinement.
A week(end) after it was legally possible, the Exotische Markt on Saturday and Vogelenmarkt on Sunday will return under strict circumstances to the Theaterplein in Antwerp. Vendors will be granted a spot by lottery.
The City of Antwerp is looking forward to a more normal way of life with the campaign #LookingForward. Unsurprisingly it involves a campaign clip.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and its Dutch Members NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have reached an agreement to stage the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam at the Ahoy Arena.
Safety first. After postponement from May to August, The Belgian Pride has now decided to cancel the parade. Coronavirus countermeasures make it impossible. “There are just too many uncertainties.”