Belgium closes theaters and theaters after Christmas and organizes sporting events behind closed doors as part of tightening health restrictions to prevent pollution caused by the omega-3 variant of the corona virus.
“We all look forward to a different Christmas”, The Prime Minister of Belgium announced this Wednesday at the conclusion of an advisory committee that decided to close the country’s venues on Sunday.
“Additional measures need to be taken. This is an important moment, this is winter. The measures already in place have been confirmed and we are taking further preventive measures, which will come into effect this Sunday,” said Alexander de Crowe.
Prime Minister Alexander de Groo said the three-week restrictions since the delta peak peaked at the end of November have limited the number of epidemics, but there are “reasons for concern”.
“There is a pirate ship on the horizon, it’s the Omigron variant,” he told a news conference, pointing out that the Omicron variant now causes 30% of new pollution in the country, up only 10% last Friday. .
New measures are needed to ensure school students return to classes from January 10, the chairman added.
Except for museum visits, games and weddings or funerals, indoor activities are not allowed from Sunday. Sporting events take place without spectators.
However, bars and restaurants may remain open until 11:00 p.m.
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