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27th Jan 2022

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Belgium to decide on Friday on Covid measures

The combined federal and regional governments of Belgium will on Friday decide on new measures to reduce the current spread of Covid cases, Belgian prime minister Alexander De Croo said in parliament. From 16 to 21 November there were 16,100 new daily cases, then 22 November saw 23,600 new infections. Government sources say that a new lockdown is not on the agenda.

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