Closure of theaters and cinemas: “It was only a plan B for us”, says virologist Steven Van Gucht

The decision of the Concertation Committee to close theaters and cinemas from Sunday goes further than the recommendations of the experts, said virologist Steven Van Gucht on Wednesday evening. “It was only a plan B for us”, he declared on the Flemish channel VTM.

According to him, experts believe that a movie session was still safe. On the other hand, they feel more apprehensive towards meetings in the private sphere. “I hope people will be warned about this (…) that’s where the big difference will be”, he added. “Now is the time for family reunions and this is where the greatest risk of contamination lies.”

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