Belgium is looking into whether it can bring back wives of IS fighters from Syria

Belgium is looking into whether it can bring back the wives of ISIS fighters from Syria, as per reports. In 2021, six women and ten children were repatriated, but it is not clear how many people will meet the requirements this time.

Belgium: Masks should be mandatory in hospitals, pharmacies, says Vandenbroucke

Belgium’s Public Health Minister, Frank Vandenbroucke, said on Sunday that he favours making face masks mandatory in hospitals, pharmacies, and doctor’s offices, as per local media reports.

25-year-old man dies in Ghent canal while rescuing dog

A 25-year-old man died in a Ghent canal on Sunday morning after getting trapped between an inland vessel and the quay while trying to rescue a dog.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Belgium is planning to lift the obligation to quarantine for all people who have had a high risk-contact from March 17, Thursday, the Interministerial Conference (IMC) on Health decided on Wednesday.

Following Belgium’s switch to ‘code yellow’ on Monday, the nation’s different health ministers also decided further to relax the quarantine policy from next Thursday, the cabinet of Flemish Health Minister Wouter Beke confirmed.

“As far as testing is concerned, nothing changes: if you have symptoms, you have to get tested. That is very important,” Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke stated on Wednesday, adding that those who test positive still have to isolate for seven days – as announced at last week’s Consultative Committee.

He further added, “What we are changing is the quarantine procedure. But the virus is still here, so caution remains important.”

People who have had a high-risk contact will no longer be required to test or quarantine from next Thursday. Currently, this was already the case for fully vaccinated people, but not for partially or unvaccinated ones.

However, those who had a high-risk contact within their own household (vaccinated or not) are still strongly recommended to wear a face mask when coming into contact with others, including those outside the household, for seven days after the high-risk contact. If this is not possible, a daily self-test is recommended for everyone aged six years old and over.

 

 

 

- A word from our sposor -

Belgium to lift obligation to quarantine for all people who have high risk contact from Thursday:IMC