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Belgium asks anyone returning from Lleida to volunteer quarantine, and experts suggest advising against the trip

July 6, 2020

Belgium has recently asked tourists who have recently traveled to Lleida to undergo voluntary quarantine after their return to Belgian territory to prevent the spread of the coronavirus if they are infected, and to perform tests if they have symptoms of the disease Experts have recommended that the government stop travel to the Catalan region and other risky trips to the EU.

Minister of Health Maggie De Block suggested earlier this weekend after hearing about the imprisonment imposed by the Generalitat in the Segrià region (Lleida), and this Monday, Walloon Region Health Director Christie Morreale confirmed this is one of the latest recommendations from the Risk Management Group.

This group of experts, commissioned by the federal government to coordinate the de-escalation, met on Sunday at the request of the regions and asked for instructions on how to proceed before the return of citizens who have visited risk areas, including Catalonia.

Belgium asks anyone returning from Lleida to volunteer quarantine, and experts suggest advising against the tripBelgium asks anyone returning from Lleida to volunteer quarantine, and experts suggest advising against the trip

According to the Belgian agency, the group’s recommendations also urge the authorities to advise against traveling to Lleida to avoid new imported cases.