The highest coronavirus infection rate in Europe is now in Belgium government authority announced again national lockdown.
Yesterday, the national lockdown announcement was made by the Belgium government. Except for emergency stores, all other shops, private service providers like saloons will be closed from next Monday to mid-December.
No more than four people can be present in a public place at the same time.
Only the essentials will be open in the supermarket. A maximum of one person from any family can go shopping outside. School holidays have been extended till November 15.
The current night curfew will remain in force. No bars or restaurants will be open.
Belgium had the highest mortality rate during the world’s first coronavirus infection. Now the highest infection rate in Europe is here.
Half of the 2,000 intensive care units (ICU) in the country are admitted to coronavirus patients.
“Belgium is announcing an emergency health alert,” Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Crow said on Friday. There is a lot of pressure on our hospitals.
Belgium’s health minister Frank Vandenbroucke has said the new national lockdown will not isolate people. Even if it is a lockdown the factories will remain open and the schools will be kept open with caution.