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.