Nearly 40,000 cases of COVID-19 documented in Belgium

Nearly 40,000 cases of COVID-19 documented in Belgium
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The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Belgium has risen by 1,478 in the past 24 hours, reaching 39,983, the Belgian Health Ministry informed on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.

In the past 24 hours, 168 patients have died, which is the lowest figure in the past few weeks. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths has reached 5,828. In the past few days, the daily increase in COVID-19 cases in Belgium oscillates between 1,000 and 2,000. Up to 400 people a day die from the disease. There is no clear tendency regarding the increase or decrease in new cases and deaths so far.

Belgium has introduced a nationwide quarantine since March 14. It has been prolonged repeatedly. Currently, it is set to be in place until May 3. All educational, cultural and public facilities in the country have been closed. All schools and universities have switched to distant learning. All private enterprises are recommended to organize the work of their employees from home.

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