Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo warned that his country is unable to absorb a third wave of the Coronavirus epidemic, which requires the current restrictions to remain for a period that may last 4-5 months to come.
De Crowe said in an interview with the weekly newspaper “De Zondag” today, Sunday, that the lifting of the current ban should take place if the numbers reach less than 800 daily cases.
He stressed that Belgium will not be able to manage a third wave, especially with the emergence of the new type of virus, “so we must remain careful with controls so that we can control the situation.”
He said, “Perhaps we will not be able to take decisions to ease the measures before March, and if the numbers allow barbershops to reopen, we will do so, but with respect to the rules.”
De Koo considered that the country will not be able to return to normal life until 70% of the population is vaccinated, and this may happen at the end of next summer.
It is noteworthy that de Crowe, who took office on October 1, considers his government’s management of the Corona crisis better than the previous government of Sophie Williams, as the current government managed to control the second wave and reduce the numbers until Belgium became a European superior after it was the worst in the past in terms of numbers.