Bus driver arrested who, after returning from red zone, …

The police have arrested an employee of a company in Haaltert. He returned from a trip from a red zone, but went straight back to work. “The man was immediately arrested and quarantined,” said Mayor Veerle Baeyens (N-VA). The Aalst resident who worked as a bus driver had returned from Macedonia, a red zone, and … Read more

Brussels waited a week to take tougher corona measures …

On August 5, expert group Celeval advised to introduce the Antwerp corona measures in Brussels. Brussels finally only responded yesterday, with only a general mouth mask obligation. Stricter action is not necessary, says Prime Minister Rudi Vervoort (PS), “because Brussels does not have a pronounced peak”. Still, the numbers are rising exponentially, experts say. The … Read more

Marc Van Ranst supports new ‘BV campaign’: “We must not f …

The campaign is primarily intended to give the catering industry a boost. Photo: MARC HERREMANS – MEDIA HOUSE There is a good chance that you will meet star chef Peter Goossens on social media on Monday. A new campaign makes eager use of private companies to promote the hospitality industry and other self-employed people. The … Read more

Van Ranst: ‘Keeping day tourists out will not solve the problem’

Not allowing daytime tourists in Blankenberge does not solve the problem, according to virologist Marc Van Ranst. ‘Then they go one coastal city further. This could have been tackled better at provincial level or for the entire coast. ‘ On a big brawl on the beach Saturday Mayor of Blankenberge Daphné Dumery (N-VA) announced that … Read more

Marc Van Ranst criticizes images cup final: “For some …

Antwerp won the Cup of Belgium on Saturday at the King Baudouin Stadium. The players and fans could not get their luck after the match, and Marc Van Ranst did not miss that either. The virologist criticized the images of a cheering Great Old. Immediately after the third cup win in their club history, the … Read more

Marc Van Ranst calls to stay away from Antwerp: “Ee …

“Antwerp is a vibrant and fantastic city, and well worth a visit. But not now ”, virologist Marc Van Ranst cannot be more clear. In a tweet he calls to stay away from the city. The situation in Antwerp does not look rosy. The weekly average says 52 people test positive for Covid-19 every day. … Read more

Contact tracing by GPs not a good idea? “They have g …

Governor Cathy Berx wants to start her own contact investigation system in the province of Antwerp. In addition, GPs, along with volunteers with a medical background, would start contact tracing themselves. But that is not their job, according to GP associations. “They are still recovering from the first wave,” it sounds. Various virologists and doctors … Read more

De Block: “Seeing whether strictures are necessary”

The sharp increase in the number of new infections has put an end to hopes for further relaxation of the measures. Next week’s Security Council will even have to consider whether or not measures need to be tightened up. Health Minister Maggie De Block (Open VLD) and virologists are therefore calling on people to respect … Read more

Marc Van Ranst is certain of a second wave: “It will be the sch …

“People are rocked to sleep by the averages of Sciensano.” And that while again more than 130 cases can be recorded per day. Marc Van Ranst is definitely a second wave. “The increase is problematic. Hopefully it is a wake-up call. ” Marc Van Ranst, the most famous virologist in the country, constantly balances between … Read more