The coronavirus in Belgium continues to impact, every day a little more, the life of the Belgians. Authorities have counted more than 6,000 deaths on Belgian territory since the start of the epidemic. You will find in this article all the information related to the pandemic and its repercussions on the territory.
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908 new confirmed cases have been reported in the past 24 hours. To date, a total of 42,797 confirmed cases have been reported.
We deplore 230 new deaths during the past 24 hours. A total of 6,490 people have died in Belgium since the start of the epidemic.
211 new patients were hospitalized this Tuesday April 21. A total of 4,527 patients are currently hospitalized in Belgium for Covid-19 infection. The number of intensive care patients falls below the symbolic bar of 1,000, to reach 993, announced the FPS Public Health and the Crisis Center on Thursday.
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Crèches fear for their survival and ask for financial support
While a deconfinement is looming on the horizon, the nurseries fear for their survival, their income having decreased due to the fall in attendance, alarmed Thursday the Federation of Unessa hospitality. However, crèches play an indispensable role in this health crisis of the coronavirus, they welcome the children of parents whose presence is required in the workplace.
Nearly 20% of beauticians risk bankruptcy or closure after May 3
Nearly 20% of beauty institutes / estheticians risk bankruptcy (11.3%) or closure (7.3%) if the confinement was extended beyond May 3, indicates Thursday the UNEB, the national union beauticians from Belgium.
Waste collection resumes near Mons and the Center: catch-up tours are planned
Suspended Wednesday, after a meeting between the management and workers of the intermunicipal Hygea, door-to-door waste collections resume Thursday, said Hygea.
Elio Di Rupo reacts to the new failure in the distribution of masks: “Let’s not accuse anyone”
Elio Di Rupo, Minister-President of the Walloon government, was the guest of the Matinale de Bel RTL, this Thursday at 7:50 am. With Fabrice Grosfilley, he spoke of this new development in the saga of protective masks.
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Animal shelters and boarding houses can open again
Animal shelters can reopen, according to a Wednesday update of the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of the website www.info-coronavirus.be of the Crisis Center, which depends on the Interior FPS. They are however invited to welcome only by appointment people wishing to adopt or abandon their animal. The rules of social distancing must obviously be respected to the maximum. Volunteers are also allowed to contribute.
Osteopaths urge patients not to delay their care
The Professional Union of Osteopaths of Belgium (UPOB) calls on Wednesday patients not to postpone urgent care at the risk of seeing their condition worsen. Osteopaths, who have been able to equip themselves with the protective equipment necessary for the exercise of their activities by their own means, also note an increase in requests for appointments from hospital staff.
Increase in traffic compared to the start of containment
In light of data from Coyote Systems, a company specializing in radar and danger zone warnings, the number of motorists on the roads has increased compared to the past few weeks, despite the containment measures that remain in force, informs The Last Hour Thursday.
A new batch of masks ordered by the Federal non-compliant
In the mask saga, nothing will be spared us. This Wednesday, Aviq, the Walloon agency for a quality life, was informed by the FPS Economy that tests had been carried out, on April 10, on one of the lots of KN 95 masks received in the context of orders from the federal government to a Chinese supplier, after negative feedback from the field. These tests concluded that they were non-compliant, the Belga agency learned on Wednesday evening.
Lantin’s establishment will be the benchmark Covid-19 prison in Wallonia
The Lantin prison will become the benchmark Covid-19 prison for Wallonia. If necessary, the Liège prison will set up a specialized unit entirely dedicated to welcoming prisoners from other Walloon prisons, reports Sudpresse reports on Thursday.
Infrabel had to cancel a third of its projects
Infrabel has had to cancel, in the last three weeks, about 35% of the planned sites requiring a decommissioning of the tracks, ie an interruption of train traffic, reports La Libre Belgique on Thursday.
“Go beyond the 3 days of teleworking per week in the public service”
David Clarinval (MR), Walloon Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Public Service, believes that there are “very positive lessons to be learned” from telework which became widespread in the public service during confinement. “This experience shows that we can go beyond three days a week without any problem,” he announced in La Libre Belgique and La Dernier Heure on Thursday.
Hasselt hospital to conduct pilot antibody study
Jessa Hospital in Hasselt (Limburg) will start in May, subject to the approval of the ethics committee, a pilot study to determine how well antibodies in the blood can protect against further Covid-19 infection.