For a month, Belgium will close all its “non-essential” shops, as well as extend the school holidays until November 15 to try to stop the spread of Covid-19.
In the same way, non-medical contact professionss, like those in the hairdressing industry, will also have to cease their activities.
A set of measures whose purpose is reinforce the night curfew and the closure of the hotel business and cultural and sports activities already closed, in order to contain the infections that continue to grow in Belgium, although at a slower rate.
Belgium stands out as the European country most affected in this second wave, followed by the Czech Republic (1,512), Luxembourg (999), Slovenia (962), France (706) or Spain (485.2). Ranking the regions of Wallonia (south) and Brussels (center) as the most affected in the country, with an accumulated incidence on 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days of 3,035 in Liège and 2,130 in Brussels.
The latest data on hospital admissions, provided on the morning of this Friday, with respect to the previous 24 hours stood at 673 coronaviru patientss, with a weekly growth rate of 77%. ICUs, for their part, reached 1,057 beds, ever closer to the 1,285 peak of the first wave.
“If the trend continues (…) we will reach the maximum of 2,000 patients in seven days “said the spokesman for the Belgian committee against the coronavirus, Yves van Lanthem, alluding to the critical figure for Belgian hospitals.