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TUESDAY’S TANTALIZING TUSHY – AND I WISH THE CURRENT SITUATION LOOKED AS GOOD AS THIS WEEK’S TUSHY

I Want To Take Up Skiing Again

The Current Situation With COVID-19 In Belgium

Due to time availability issues, I am writing this post on Sunday 28th of November, so be aware that some of the following information might be slightly out of date, as you get to see it

Worryingly, the Omicron variant of the virus has made it to Belgium already. Only one confirmed case so far, but it was found in someone who had travelled from Egypt and not Southern Africa. This makes it more worrying. European Authorities have issued information about this and drug companies are already looking into this variant, as can be seen in the following two links

ECDC ISSUES THREAT ASSESSMENT OF OMICRON VARIANT

DRUG COMPANIES LOOK FOR SOLUTION TO THE NEW VARIANT

The situation in Belgium now

Infection rates are at the highest that they have ever been at, over 15000 per day on average, but thankfully death rates are not in the hundreds, as they were during previous waves of infection and are about 37 per day, as I write this. You can see more about the figures in the following link

CORONAVIRUS FIGURES FOR BELGIUM

The last available infection map of Europe is looking decidedly red

New Measures Introduced In Belgium

You can see these through the following links

NEW CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

COVID-19 SCHOOLS

Christmas?

GHENT CANCELS CHRISTMAS

ANTWERP CANCELS CHRISTMAS

It’s not all bad news

LIVES SAVED BY VACCINATION

VACCINE BOOSTER ROLLOUT IN BELGIUM

And that is all I have for now

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND OMG NOT AGAIN

I Think The Postman Has Arrived

Coronavirus Update Belgium

As you might have guessed from the post title, things are not good here. From just around a thousand infections a day, just a few weeks ago and a much improved situation, we have now over 10000 new infections a day. Things haven’t been this bad since the second wave. This is now our fourth wave. Death rates seem to be lower, I presume, as a result of the successful vaccine rollout. But all the other numbers are bad and seem to still be getting worse. This seems to be the case from Belgium, Germany and Austria across the whole of the east of the EU. As can be seen from the latest, colour coded, infections map from the European authorities

The rest of this post will be bullet point style titles, followed by links for those that wish to see more information

The latest numbers from Belgium

COVID-19 FIGURES FOR BELGIUM

The new pandemic law is launched

PANDEMIC LAW LAUNCHED AND RESTRICTIONS RE-INTRODUCED

Belgium is of concern for the EU

LIST OF EU COUNTRIES CONSIDERED OF VERY HIGH CONCERN FOR THE ECDC

We can all get a third jab

DECISION ON BOOSTER JABS

The younger kids will be offered a jab

6 TO 11 YEAR-OLDS TO BE VACCINATED AFTER EU APPROVAL

The French don’t like us any more

FRENCH AUTHORITIES TIGHTEN BORDER RESTRICTIONS WITH BELGIUM

Don’t infect Santa

COVID SAFE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED TO SEE SINTERKLAAS DOCK IN ANTWERP

The consultative committee, that advises the national Government, will meet again on the 19th of November. By which time we will almost certainly have reached the triggering number of more than 500 patients in ICU beds because of Covid-19. I suspect, at least a partial, if not total lockdown will be introduced after that. Unless someone has a Christmas miracle they would like to throw our way

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BLOG CALENDAR – THE NOVEMBER PAGE – AND PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS FOR SEX WORKERS IN BELGIUM

The Blog Calendar For November

In the Northern Hemisphere, the cold autumn winds are bringing the chill with them. What better source of heat, to warm your hands by, could there be than a pair of boy butts, glowing from their recent harsh caning. And so we have that for the coming month’s calendar

Proposed New Regulations For Sex Workers In Belgium

Why do I care about this?

Because professional Disciplinarians and Dommes, even if they do not offer sexual services, are generally regarded in this category of employment. Also, although I personally do not take advantage of sexual services, some professionals, whose attentions I employ, do also offer extra services that put them firmly in this category of this type of employment

The situation at the moment

At this time it is legal, for both a sex worker and a client to enter into a financial exchange for services. But this regulation also includes laws aimed at discouraging people trafficking and pimping, but these laws are too vague and can be applied to any third party “profiting” from the income of a sex worker. For example, a baker who sells bread to someone who made the money to buy the bread from offering sexual services. The situation with the pandemic also lead to many sex workers being unable to earn a living and without the right to support from the government that other categories of workers enjoyed. This has led to protests

The new proposals

It is planned to have legislation based on the New Zealand laws concerning this issue. With clearer definitions of bad third parties (people traffickers and pimps), who should be prosecuted for their practices. This should leave innocent third parties, like bakers, car sales agents, property owners who rent out property and a whole host of other people free from the fear of prosecution under the law, for excepting money from a sex worker for their goods or services

You can read about this in more detail through the following link

PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS FOR SEX WORKERS IN BELGIUM

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND SITUATION REPORT BELGIUM

That’s Right Honey, Now Lift Your Hand Up High And Bring It Down Real Hard

Update Belgium

Bad numbers for Belgium

After a marked improvement, in the rate of COVID-19 infections and then a stabilization over several weeks, the infection rate in Belgium has taken a steep rise, over the last week or so. You can see the figures in the following link

RISE IN INFECTION RATES IN BELGIUM

Vaccination effect

Some fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized with Coronavirus, but far fewer than those who are unvaccinated. Click on the link for more details

STILL BETTER OFF VACCINATED

Emergency meeting and masks

There is an emergency meeting for the national government council scheduled for Monday, 25th of October, to discuss more restrictions. It looks likely that the use of face masks, indoors, will be reintroduced in Flanders. Link below for more details

EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING

Booster jabs

The provincial government of Flanders wants booster jabs to be made available for all, but this is a decision that has to be made at federal level. Link below

PUSH FOR BOOSTER JABS

Stay safe

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND FLANDERS UNMASKED

Turn That Frown Upside Down

Time To Show Your Face

As of Friday, October the first, facemasks are no longer required in many places, such as shops and restaurants in Flanders. They are still required in some circumstances, including, on public transport or when visiting a close contact professional, like a hairdresser. This rule change does not apply for the whole of Belgium. Wallonia and Brussels region are keeping the face mask rules as they are, for the moment. You can read more about this in the link below

NEW FACE MASK RULES FOR FLANDERS

Flemish Vaccination Centres To Remain Open

The decision to close all the vaccination centres in Flanders, on October 15th, has been reversed. Many vaccination centres will remain open until the end of 2021. This is because it has been decided to give the over 65s a third booster shot and the vaccination centres will be used for this, For more information follow the link below

VACCINATION CENTRES FLANDERS

For the latest figures on Coronavirus in Belgium, follow the link below

CORONAVIRUS BELGIUM

It feels good to show your face again 🙂

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND LAST CHANCE FOR VACCINATION IN FLANDERS

This Was Not The Horse Riding Lesson That She Expected

Get Your First Coronavirus Shot By The 10th Of September

The COVID-19 vaccination centres, in Flanders, are closing on the 15th of October. Therefore, if you are living in Flemish Belgium, you must book in for your first vaccination shot before the 10th of September, if you wish to use one of these centres. You can read more about this in the following link

FLEMISH VACCINATION CENTRES ARE CLOSING

I have no idea what the procedure would be for getting vaccinated after this date, but having been vaccinated in my local centre, I can attest to it being a simple and easy procedure. I would recommend using your local vaccination centre in Flanders, whilst the option is still available

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