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Belgium reduces the maximum number of contacts to five and limits purchases after the corona virus rebound

July 27, 2020

Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès announced on Monday that the country’s coronavirus numbers are “worrying” and are forcing new restrictions, such as reducing the maximum number of people in the household to five and banning them Purchases to be accompanied with the aim of curbing the upward trend and “avoiding a general reconfiguration” in the coming weeks.

“We are now acting decisively so as not to have to go back to a general transformation and not to endanger the return to schools in September,” said Wilmès at a press conference in Brussels at the end of an extraordinary National Security Council to analyze the situation.

The use of the mask is mandatory in more places and under certain circumstances – for example, at events and in traffic in commercial or business areas – but the authorities avoid general imposition because Wilmès says it would be difficult to enforce it and because there is Situations where you think that doesn’t make sense.

Belgium reduces the maximum number of contacts to five and limits purchases after the corona virus reboundBelgium reduces the maximum number of contacts to five and limits purchases after the corona virus rebound

She also insists that teleworking should be the first option in companies to avoid unnecessary travel and promote social distance, while suspending measures announced during de-escalation, such as free train travel to revitalize tourism.

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