Significantly more Corona cases : In Belgium, the mask is mandatory now in markets and in shopping streets

In Belgium are due to the increasing Corona case, new measures entered into force. From this Saturday on markets must be taken, in shopping streets and public b

Significantly more Corona cases : In Belgium, the mask is mandatory now in markets and in shopping streets

In Belgium are due to the increasing Corona case, new measures entered into force. From this Saturday on markets must be taken, in shopping streets and public buildings as a mask. In addition, in the General description, the contact information of the guests for the 14 days stored. A mask obligation does not apply there, however, if the visitors are sitting at a table.

prior to this Saturday had to be carried because of the Corona pandemic in public transport, in shops and, for example, in houses of worship, cinemas and museums, a mouth-nose protection.

Unchanged the size of the so-called "contact bubble" remains. It determines how many people are allowed to be taken in addition to the members of the own household per week. Currently, up to 15 people are allowed, some virologists and epidemiologists, however, had recommended recently to reduce the "contact bubble" to ten people. Instead, the head of government Sophie Wilmès appealed to the self-responsibility of citizens.

The number of the detected Corona infections has increased in Belgium recently significantly. Thus, in the period between the 15. and 21. July daily around 216 new infections with the Coronavirus counted, compared to the seven days prior to that, an increase of 63 percent. The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium thus amounted to almost of 65,200, and the number of the dead was last specified with 9817.

Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 09:19

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