Belgium is changing tactics in its fight against Coronavirus. It decided to switch to a partial herd immunity system. The necessity of a mask also ends.
The Belgian part is switching to the “herd immunity” system. The National Security Council has decided to change tactics in the fight against Coronavirus.
Belgium, which has been against herd immunity and has taken strict protection measures from Covid 19 to date. It decided to follow in the footsteps of neighboring Netherlands and Switzerland and Sweden.
It decided to switch to a partial herd immunity system.
Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes announced that as of October 1, the requirement to wear a mask in the country will be lifted.
With the new application, quarantine times will also be shortened. The person who comes into contact with an infected person will remain in quarantine for 7 days instead of 14.
Activities that can gather 400 people outdoors and 200 people indoors are also not prohibited.
5 people are also allowed to come together without maintaining physical distance.
The mitigation of virus measures was taken despite the increase in the number of cases.
The daily number of cases exceeds 1,300. It had dropped to 80 this July.
In the country with a population of 11 million, the total number of deaths since the beginning of the epidemic is approaching 10 thousand.
Belgium is one of the countries with the highest virus mortality rates in the world.