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Belgium: facing the Omicron variant, theaters closed from Sunday


RESTRICTION – In order to stem the spread of the Omicron variant, cinemas and theaters will be closed in Belgium as of Sunday, announced the Prime Minister on Wednesday.

A .. LG – 2021 – 11 – 22 T 19: 45: 49. 420 + 01: 000 It is not excluded that other restrictions follow in Belgium. Faced with the meteoric progress of the Omicron variant, which already counts for 24 % of the country’s contaminations, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Wednesday the closure of Belgian cinemas and theaters from Sunday. “We had all hoped for a different Christmas” , explained this last at a press conference.

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“Last year , restaurants, cafes, shops and hairdressers were closed. Last year, during the Christmas holidays, we almost couldn’t see each other. This year, we can see each other “, added the Prime Minister. Indeed, cafes and restaurants, which also feared additional restrictions, can for now remain open until 22 h during the holiday season, as has been the case since the beginning of December. There is also no question of a return to “contact bubbles “, limiting the number of guests on New Year’s Eve as in 2000 .

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As of Sunday also, the sho pping will no longer be possible for a maximum of two (not counting the children of the household), the sports competitions will be without an audience, including outside, and “all mass indoor events are prohibited”, except weddings and funerals. This ban concerns covered Christmas markets.

“Teleworking remains compulsory with a maximum of one return day (to the office) per week” , specifies a press release issued after the consultation committee .

“We must be more careful than ever”

Following a meeting of the consultation committee, involving the heads of the executives of the regions and communities, the Prime Minister did not however rule out that there may be restrictions additional by January if it is proven that contamination by the Omicron variant is leading to a rebound in hospitalizations. The daily average of new infections was halved in three weeks (to 8. 288 Wednesday), but Omicron which should be dominant in Belgium in the coming days is causing concern.

“You have to be more careful than ever in a period when there are a lot of uncertainties” , asserted Alexander De Croo to explain the new restrictions, presented as “measures precaution “, the situation in the remaining hospitals ” very tense “.

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