Due to the bad news that usually dominates the front page of NU.nl, the good news often disappears. That is why we make an overview of the positive news of the past few days.
Secondary schools open again after two months
Secondary schools are open again after two months. Pupils in secondary education can again take lessons at school, under strict conditions. Just like the teachers and other teaching staff, they must keep a distance of 1.5 meters. In practice, this means that not everyone can go to school at the same time.
Disinfectants and distance when secondary schools reopen
The number of corona patients in hospitals continues to fall
The decline in the number of corona patients in hospitals continues, according to the data from the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS). There are 154 corona patients on intensive care (ICU) on Tuesday, four less than a day earlier. The number of hospitalized corona patients outside the ICUs decreased by 26 to 516.
Reopening of restaurants 'pleasantly busy'
The catering industry was allowed to serve guests again from noon on Monday, under strict conditions, both inside and on the terrace. Until Monday it was only possible to prepare takeaway and delivery meals for weeks. According to chairman Hubert Bruls of the Security Council, it was "pleasantly busy" on Monday and the reopening went "without excesses".
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Relaxation of prisons review arrangements
In prisons, Tuesday will start to relax the corona measures. Visits and leave are "again possible on a small scale". In three prisons, a trial has started involving visits behind plexiglass. "Juveniles and TBS detainees can receive visitors and as part of their treatment on supervised leave," said the Custodial Institutions Service (DJI).
Less than a hundred new infections in Belgium
Belgium reports 98 infections and nineteen deaths on Tuesday. It is the first time in almost a month that so few infections have been observed. The death toll in the country is now at 9,505. Belgium has relatively many deaths, but that is because the health authorities also count suspected cases there.