Belgium announces return to national lockdown

Belgium announces return to national lockdown
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  • calendar-gray 31 October 2020

Belgium has announced a return to a national lockdown as the latest coronavirus figures show it has the highest infection rate in Europe, APA reports citing BBC.

Non-essential shops and businesses offering personal services like hair salons have been ordered to close from Monday until the middle of December.

Any gatherings in public spaces must be limited to a maximum of four people.

Supermarkets can only sell essential goods and households are allowed just one visitor.

Autumn school holidays have also been extended until 15 November.

The existing night-time curfew measures and closures of bars and restaurants will remain in place.

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