BELGIUM

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BELGIUM

305,409

Total Cases

10,737

Total Deaths

22,878

Total Recovered

271,794

Total Active Cases

+79

New Deaths

+17,709

New Cases


via 247wallst10/24/2020

Los Angeles County Has More COVID-19 Cases Than Belgium - 24/7 Wall St.

As U.S. confirmed cases rocketed up by a record 80,471 yesterday to 8,578,831, counts in several counties have topped 100,000. The largest of these is Los Angeles County, where cases hit 291,599. That is more than Belgium’s 287,700 which puts it 26th among all nations. Fatal cases in Belgium are 10,658. In Los Angeles County, […]

via voanews10/23/2020

Belgium Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions But Resists Lockdown - Voice of America

Belgian officials Friday announced new COVID-19 restrictions but stopped short of a lockdown to stem the surging rate of infections, which are now averaging more than 10,000 per day. At a news conference in Brussels, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced, among other restrictions, fans are now banned from sports matches; zoos and theme parks will be closed; and limits will be placed on the number of people in cultural spaces.

via kttc10/23/2020

Restrictions tightened, but no new virus lockdown in Belgium - KTTC

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has stopped short of imposing another full lockdown, as the country did in March, but has introduced a series of new restrictive measures as the number of COVID-19-related hospital admissions and deaths continues to soar. Already severely hit during the first wave of the pandemic, Belgium

via news.yahoo10/23/2020

Belgium further tightens COVID measures in bid to avoid lockdown - Yahoo News

Belgium, which has already closed cafes, bars and restaurants and imposed a night curfew, has Europe's second highest infection rate per capita after the Czech Republic. The restrictions, which also include stricter social distancing, efforts to avoid crowding on public transport and a maximum of


via neweurope.eu10/19/2020

Belgian Foreign Minister tests positive for COVID-19 - New Europe

Belgium's former Prime Minister and incumbent Foreign Minister, Sophie Wilmes has tested positive for COVID-19, she announced on Saturday.  "The result of my COVID-19 test is positive," Wilmes wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. "A contamination probably occurred within my family circle, give

via nltimes.nl10/16/2020

Netherlands, Belgium tell residents to stop cross-border travel - NL Times

A joint statement from Cabinet ministers in the Netherlands and Belgium called on the residents of those countries to stop making unnecessary journeys across the border. Dutch Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus and Annelies Verlinden, the Minister of the Interior in Belgium, said on Friday that the reason is because both countries are fighting against the rising number of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections.

via beaumontenterprise10/15/2020

Large Belgian university moves online again because of virus - Beaumont Enterprise

BRUSSELS (AP) - One of Belgium's main universities is moving to online education whenever possible and another is getting ready to follow suit because the coronavirus is continuing to soar across the nation that hosts the European Union headquarters. Ghent University said the measure will begin Oct. 26 and the Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels said it already prepared its staff and facilities to do likewise if necessary. Belgium has said keeping its schools open was a key goal while to took other measure to counter the resurgence of the virus, but the main indicators are spiking at a sustained rate. So far, schools for students up to age 18 have escaped such drastic measures. Over the week ending Oct. 11, new virus cases increased by 101% compared to the previous week and stood at 5,421. Belgium's confirmed cases stood at 181,511 in the nation of 11.5 million people. The cases per 100,000 residents stood at 494, one of the highest in Europe. It was enough for Ghent University, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of Brussels, to take action and move to distance learning wherever it can. Lab teaching will be limited as much as possible. One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium last week introduced a series of restrictive measures aimed at slowing the pace of new infections that include local curfews, closing Brussels bars for at least a month and limiting indoor sports activities. So far, the virus has killed 10,278 people in Belgium. ___ Follow AP news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak

via voanews10/23/2020

Despite Surge, Belgium Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions But Resists Lockdown - Voice of America

Belgian officials Friday announced new COVID-19 restrictions but stopped short of a lockdown to stem the surging rate of infections, which are now averaging more than 10,000 per day. At a news conference in Brussels, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced, among other restrictions, fans are now banned from sports matches; zoos and theme parks will be closed; and limits will be placed on the number of people in cultural spaces.

via schengenvisainfo10/23/2020

Belgium Association of Travel Management Urges Govt to Set up COVID-19 Testing at Airports - SchengenVisaInfo.com

Belgium’s travel and aviation industry has urged the country’s government to implement antigenic tests in airports to detect travellers with COVID-19, in order to facilitate the movement of travellers. Air Belgium, ABTO, A4E, BATA, BAR Belgium, BATM, Belgian Travel Organization, Brussels Airport Company, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Brussels Hotels Association, IATA, CLIA, UPAV and VVR […]


via everettpost10/22/2020

Coronavirus live updates: Belgium's foreign minister admitted to ICU for COVID-19 - Everett Post

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide. Over 41.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to […]

via ktiv10/21/2020

Belgium limits care home visits as COVID-19 cases increase - KTIV

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium fear another deadly wave of coronavirus cases could soon hit care homes as the country confronts the risk of seeing its hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. The country of 11.5 million inhabitants recorded half of its COVID-19-related deaths in such homes during the spring wave of the pandemic. Amid

via deccanherald10/19/2020

New restrictions in Belgium, Switzerland as Europe surges past 250,000 coronavirus deaths - Deccan Herald

Belgium imposed a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday as Switzerland made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest desperate measures by European governments to fight a powerful second coronavirus wave. More than 250,000 people have died of the virus in Europe but the deepening crisis there stands in contrast to Australia, where the nation's

via westport-news10/15/2020

Large Belgian university moves online again because of virus - Westport News

BRUSSELS (AP) - One of Belgium's main universities is moving to online education whenever possible and another is getting ready to follow suit because the coronavirus is continuing to soar across the nation that hosts the European Union headquarters. Ghent University said the measure will begin Oct. 26 and the Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels said it already prepared its staff and facilities to do likewise if necessary. Belgium has said keeping its schools open was a key goal while to took other measure to counter the resurgence of the virus, but the main indicators are spiking at a sustained rate. So far, schools for students up to age 18 have escaped such drastic measures. Over the week ending Oct. 11, new virus cases increased by 101% compared to the previous week and stood at 5,421. Belgium's confirmed cases stood at 181,511 in the nation of 11.5 million people. The cases per 100,000 residents stood at 494, one of the highest in Europe. It was enough for Ghent University, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of Brussels, to take action and move to distance learning wherever it can. Lab teaching will be limited as much as possible. One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium last week introduced a series of restrictive measures aimed at slowing the pace of new infections that include local curfews, closing Brussels bars for at least a month and limiting indoor sports activities. So far, the virus has killed 10,278 people in Belgium. ___ Follow AP news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak

via nhregister10/13/2020

MATCHDAY: Ronaldo out after testing positive for COVID-19 - New Haven Register

A look at what's happening in the main games in Nations League on Wednesday: PORTUGAL VS. SWEDEN Portugal will be without Cristiano Ronaldo after the star forward tested positive for the coronavirus. He was feeling well but was immediately dropped from the squad and put in isolation. The rest of the team tested negative ahead of the match in Lisbon. The announcement of Ronaldo's positive result came two days after he played in the 0-0 draw at France. Defending champion Portugal is tied with France at the top of Group 3 with seven points from three matches. ITALY VS. NETHERLANDS Italy enters on an 18-match unbeaten run and is one point clear atop Group 1 following a 0-0 draw in Poland on Saturday. The Netherlands has scored just one goal in three matches but is in second place, one point behind Italy and level on points with Poland. Italy has won three and drawn three in its six meetings with the Netherlands since the Oranje beat the Azzurri 3-0 in the opening round of the 2008 European Championship. CROATIA VS. FRANCE After drawing with Cristiano Ronaldo's team Portugal, France coach Didier Deschamps said he can count on all his players for the match at Croatia. Deschamps said the French players underwent coronavirus tests Monday that have all returned negative. World champion France missed the chance to move three points clear at the top of Group 3 with the goalless home draw ahead of its trip to World Cup runner-up Croatia. ENGLAND VS. DENMARK Another off-field issue has left England coach Gareth Southgate short of cover at left back for the game at Wembley Stadium. Kieran Trippier was withdrawn from the squad reportedly because he must attend a Football Association hearing into his alleged breach of the governing body's betting rules relating to an incident...


via wpta2110/23/2020

Restrictions tightened, but no new virus lockdown in Belgium - wpta21.com

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has stopped short of imposing another full lockdown, as the country did in March, but has introduced a series of new restrictive measures as the number of COVID-19-related hospital admissions and deaths continues to soar. Already severely hit during the first wave of the pandemic, Belgium

via kbjr610/23/2020

Restrictions tightened, but no new virus lockdown in Belgium - KBJR 6

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has stopped short of imposing another full lockdown, as the country did in March, but has introduced a series of new restrictive measures as the number of COVID-19-related hospital admissions and deaths continues to soar. Already severely hit during the first wave of the pandemic, Belgium

via neweurope.eu10/22/2020

Belgian Foreign Minister moved to intensive care with COVID-19 - New Europe

Belgium's former Prime Minister and incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy PM, Sophie Wilmes has been admitted to the intensive care unit with a COVID-19 infection. Her condition is stable, her spokesperson told VRT NWS on Thursday.  The Belgian Foreign Minister went into self-isolat

via euractiv10/20/2020

Belgium to scrap COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic - EURACTIV

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how a citizen's initiative to reform Finland’s abortion laws has gathered more than 50,000 signatures within a few months, Poland transforming its biggest stadium into an emergency field hospital, and so much more.

via wbng10/16/2020

The Latest: US testing 3 drugs to tamp down coronavirus - WBNG-TV

WASHINGTON — U.S. government officials are launching a new study testing three drugs to tamp down an overactive response by the immune system that can cause severe illness or death in people with COVID-19. The U.S. National Institutes of Health says the study will enroll 2,100 hospitalized adults with moderate to severe COVID-19 in the

via thetelegraph10/15/2020

Large Belgian university moves online again because of virus - Alton Telegraph

BRUSSELS (AP) - One of Belgium's main universities is moving to online education whenever possible and another is getting ready to follow suit because the coronavirus is continuing to soar across the nation that hosts the European Union headquarters. Ghent University said the measure will begin Oct. 26 and the Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels said it already prepared its staff and facilities to do likewise if necessary. Belgium has said keeping its schools open was a key goal while to took other measure to counter the resurgence of the virus, but the main indicators are spiking at a sustained rate. So far, schools for students up to age 18 have escaped such drastic measures. Over the week ending Oct. 11, new virus cases increased by 101% compared to the previous week and stood at 5,421. Belgium's confirmed cases stood at 181,511 in the nation of 11.5 million people. The cases per 100,000 residents stood at 494, one of the highest in Europe. It was enough for Ghent University, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of Brussels, to take action and move to distance learning wherever it can. Lab teaching will be limited as much as possible. One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium last week introduced a series of restrictive measures aimed at slowing the pace of new infections that include local curfews, closing Brussels bars for at least a month and limiting indoor sports activities. So far, the virus has killed 10,278 people in Belgium. ___ Follow AP news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak