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The Belgian catering industry has to exercise patience despite easing

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on Friday announced relaxation of the corona measures.

The adjustments must provide society with 'the necessary oxygen', so that attention is paid to the other measures. 

From now on, you may be outside with ten people instead of four in the so-called outdoor bubble.

This measure applies from 8 March.

A week later, primary and secondary education are allowed to go out again for a maximum of one day.

The travel ban for non-essential travel remains in force for Belgians. 

In addition, De Croo announced additional support for the events industry, in order to safeguard employment in this sector.

The catering industry must exercise patience, because they will not be able to open again from 1 May at the earliest.

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The most important corona news of Friday, March 5.


  • The



    4,727 new positive corona tests on Friday


    That is more than the average over the past seven days (4,470).

  • Outgoing Minister Hugo de Jonge

    (Public Health) says that it is 


     that there is room for relaxation of the measures, including the scrapping of the curfew.

  • According to

    the police

    , at the end of January and the end of February, two elderly women became victims of so-called 

    injection fraudsters


    The elderly ladies got people at the door who pretended to be GGD'ers.

  • The


    hopes that people will

    be able to take a corona rapid test themselves

    from next month 


    The Ministry of Health thinks that self-tests can detect infections earlier in people who have no symptoms.

  • The

    first people

    aged 75 to 79 will receive an invitation to get vaccinated on Saturday, the RIVM announced on Friday.

  • Four sector organizations in the cultural sector

     guarantee that museums, open monuments and presentation institutions for visual art

    can reopen to the public

    in a responsible

    and safe manner.

  • Last week, GPs again referred 

    as many patients

     to the hospital as exactly one month ago.

  • In the match between

    NEC Nijmegen and De Graafschap


    one supporter may have

    become infected with the corona virus.

    The Kitchen Champion Division game was one of two football matches in which Fieldlab Events did

    a test with fans

     in the stands.

  • Limburg media

    reported on Thursday about a new variant of the corona virus that would have surfaced in the province: B.1.1.222, also known as the 

    Mexican mutation


  • The

    Dutch banks

    already returned to 

    39.9 billion euros

     in loans from companies to 49,000 since the beginning of the corona crisis.

    3 billion euros of this is guaranteed by the government.


  • Local health authorities in New York

    , at the 


     of top advisers to Governor Andrew Cuomo, have reported too few corona deaths among nursing home residents.

  • Australia

     , the

    European Commission

    Friday sought a decision by Italy to hold AstraZeneca from the European Union of a cargo exports coronavirus vaccines, 



  • The

    Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo

    on Friday announced relaxations of the corona measures.

    The adjustments must provide society with '

    the necessary oxygen

    ', so that attention is paid to the other measures.

  • The

    global confidence

     in coronavirus vaccines increases and concerns about side effects.

  • Denmark

    expects to have

    all residents


    against COVID-19

    in July 


    The authorities now have July 18 as a target date, according to documents published on Friday that local media write about.

    Initially, the

    vaccination campaign was

    to be completed on June 27.

  • Moldova


    the first European country

    to receive corona vaccines from the Covax program of the WHO health organization.


    Covax program

    was set up by the WHO to also provide countries with vaccines that do not themselves have enough 


     to buy them on the market.

  • The

    German Robert Koch-Institut (RKI)

    , the German counterpart of the RIVM, reported 10,580 new cases on Friday.

  • The 


     in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, will be lifted on Sunday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday.

  • In the 

    United States


    fewer than 40,000 new cases

     of the coronavirus have been identified in

    the past 24 hours 

    , according to figures from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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