POST Online Media Lite Edition


Belgium may need to return to full coronavirus lockdown

Christian Fernsby |
Belgium could be returning to full lockdown if there is no reversal of the surge in coronavirus infections and hospital admissions, a senior Belgian virologist said in a newspaper interview on Tuesday.

Article continues below

Topics: BELGIUM   

“We would then have to consider even more restrictive measures, which could resemble a lockdown like the one imposed in March and April,” Yves Van Laethem told La Derniere Heure.

Van Laethem, who addresses national news conferences on the coronavirus situation, said only an eventual vaccine or effective treatment would overcome the pandemic.

The country of 11 million people reported on Monday a daily average of 7,876 new infections in the week to Oct. 15, with an average 252 hospital admissions and 30 deaths.

What to read next

Wuhan lifts outbound travel restrictions
Dubai residents can return from Monday, tourists welcome from July 7
New Zealand in lockdown, $330m to keep air freight going, miners exempt