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12th Aug 2020

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Some Belgians celebrate 'fin du confinement'

People came out of their homes to drink wine and champagne in the street together, while keeping a safe distance, in some streets in Brussels at 8PM on Sunday to celebrate "the end of the lockdown". They had previously clapped or rang bells from their windows at 8PM each night in support of medical staff. Belgium is to start phasing out its lockdown in three waves from this Monday onward.

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