July 29th, 2020
Changing your social contacts for the next 4 weeks
July 27th, 2020
Additional measures to strengthen the double strategy to fight the Corona virus' resurgence
The National Security Council, extended to include the ministers-president, met today in view of the evolution of the epidemiological situation, which is permanently monitored.
July 23rd, 2020
Requirement to wear masks is extended, tighter controls and local lockdowns: a combined national and local approach to curb the coronavirus epidemic
On 23 July, the National Security Council (NSC), enlarged to include the Minister-Presidents, met to take stock of the health situation and to take the necessary measures.
July 16th, 2020
Response to parliamentary questions on COVID-19 and on preparations for a second wave
In light of the virus's resurgence in other countries and an increase in infections here in Belgium, we must take extra care. We're continuing to make preparations at federal level, and the federated entities are also developing specific plans. Here's my response to questions in the Chamber of Representatives this afternoon:
July 15th, 2020
National Security Council meeting of 15 July
Phase 5 of the phase-out plan is not yet activated. Some indicators are worrying and we are keeping an eye on things. We all need to be more vigilant. On 23 July, we will assess the situation again.
July 9th, 2020
The Consultative Committee extends the requirement to wear a face mask
The Consultative Committee met today, Thursday 9 July, in the presence of the Group of Experts in charge of the Exit Strategy (GEES). The experts submitted a new report recommending an extension of the obligation to wear a face mask.
July 9th, 2020
Response to parliamentary questions on the handling of the crisis and on the recovery
Questions on the management of the coronavirus crisis and on vacancies, the recovery and budgetary orthodoxy
July 8th, 2020
Decision of the Consultative Committee on travel abroad
Today, Wednesday 8 July, the Consultative Committee met in the presence of the Group of Experts in charge of the Exit Strategy (GEES) to define the epidemiological strategy regarding people who return from so-called "high-risk" zones, as part of the fight against Covid-19 in Belgium.
June 25th, 2020
Response to parliamentary questions on the decisions of the National Security Council of 24 June
Wearing a mask is already mandatory in a number of cases. As advocated by the experts in their report, the NSC may extend this obligation depending on how the epidemic evolves. Wearing a mask always provides extra protection for yourself and others. So, think about it!
June 24th, 2020
Phase 4 of the phasing out will start on 1 July
The National Security Council, extended to include the ministers-president, reached an agreement to proceed with phase 4 of the phasing-out from 1 July, on the basis of the agreement of the GEES experts, who refers to the favourable evolution of the epidemiological situation.