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Preparing For The Caning

And Then The Caning

Covid 19 in Belgium A Brief Update

I have to admit that I feel a bit demoralised about this, at the moment. After an extended period of improving figures and falling infection rates, that lead to many welcome relaxations of restrictions, the past two weeks has seen a turn around. Right now the numbers are not huge but the percentages are bad, last I looked, infection rates where rising at an average of over 60 percent week on week. The reproduction rate (R rate) of the disease in Belgium has risen to about 1.4. As a result, the proposed phase 5 lifting of restriction, that where planned for the 1st of August, have been cancelled. The compulsory use of face masks has been extended to busy streets, markets and all other crowded places, indoors and out. Town mayors have been given the powers to add further restrictions in the areas under their jurisdiction, if they feel that it is necessary to do so. Lets hope these restrictions are enough to improve the situation.

Finally, the entire sea front and beaches of Belgium have been declared compulsory face mask zones. So for any women planning to go for a dip in the sea, on the Belgian coast, you might consider obtaining one of these.



5 responses »

  1. Ha, love the trikinis!

    I’m sorry to hear you are experiencing a rise in cases. It’s exactly what I feared here with the lifting of all restrictions. Well, apart from our borders.

    We are seeing a few cases again now, but all are kiwis returning from overseas in managed isolation facilities. Not surprisingly there has been a surge of returning kiwis. Worryingly, we have had a number of people ‘escaping’ isolation facilities.


    • I think that everyone was here expecting a rise in the numbers Roz, with the reduced restrictions. But the rate of the rise in infections is in far higher percentage figures than the health services here could cope with if they continued at that rate for a long period. The time to act is now, before it is too late.


  2. Sad to hear what is happening in Belgium, but it is inevitable. We have to crush the virus like China, Taiwan, Vietnam has done, not live with the virus. People avoiding or escaping isolation in New Zealand is incredibly stupid. Where we live they are planning to open schools, at that will have the virus soar to new heights.
    Loved the caning gifs, and the trikini.
    Stay well
    bottoms up

    • As much as I don’t want to see it happen Red, I think that we need to close the cafes again. The new infections are mostly amongst the age groups of 20 – 29 and 50 – 59, the two age groups most likely to regularly spend long evenings in drinking establishments. I can’t but help think that the cafes are the linking factor.



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