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US Coronavirus: Brussels closes its bars at 11 p.m.

13:15  27 september  2020
13:15  27 september  2020 Source:   latribune.fr

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Mercredi, l'exécutif régional avait annoncé que le port du masque ne serait plus obligatoire en extérieur partout à Bruxelles à compter du 1er octobre. Cette obligation avait été imposée le 12 août sur tout le territoire de la région Bruxelles-Capitale, sans distinction de lieu ni d'horaire, suscitant des critiques. © Provided by La Tribune On Wednesday, the regional executive announced that wearing a mask would no longer be compulsory outdoors everywhere in Brussels from October 1. This obligation had been imposed on August 12 on the entire territory of the Brussels-Capital region, without distinction of place or time, arousing criticism.

Bars and cafes in Brussels will have to close their doors at 11 p.m. from Monday, regional authorities announced on Saturday, as part of new restrictive measures in the face of the resurgence of Covid-19 cases. This two-hour early closure of places of alcohol consumption does not, however, concern restaurants, a spokesperson for the head of the regional executive Rudi Vervoort told AFP, after a crisis meeting. of the mayors of Brussels.

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47 new people have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19), confirmed the FPS Public Health on Wednesday. 29 of the newly infected people live in Flanders, 11 in Wallonia and 7 in Brussels . This may indicate the start of a real epidemic in our country,” the FPS said on its website.

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All other businesses selling drinks or food will have to close at 10 p.m., and food consumption will be banned in the markets, added spokesperson Nancy Ngoma. The bourgmestres (mayors) have also decided to strengthen the control of the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people on public roads, in particular when bars are closed.

The rate of positive tests reached 9.5%

On Wednesday, the regional executive announced that wearing a mask would no longer be compulsory outdoors everywhere in Brussels from October 1. This obligation was imposed on August 12 throughout the territory of the Brussels-Capital region, without distinction of place or time, arousing criticism.

But it will be mandatory to have a mask on you at all times, decided the crisis unit on Saturday. Outside very busy areas where wearing a mask remains compulsory, it will be strongly recommended as soon as physical distancing is not possible, and compulsory in shopping areas and around schools.

From September 16 to 22, 10,785 new cases were diagnosed in Belgium, including 22% in Brussels. Over this period, the rate of positive Covid-19 tests reached 9.5%, a rate very much above the Belgian average of 4.4%, according to official data. In Belgium, a country of 11.5 million inhabitants, the authorities recorded on Saturday 110,976 cases of Covid-19 and 9,969 deaths, one of the highest death rates in Europe.

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