Sports club canteens must also close. Restaurants may remain open. There is also a general ban on alcohol in public spaces. Schools remain open. It is no longer allowed to eat at the market from Thursday. Consumers must bring their food.
Virologist Marc van Ranst speaks of a ‘good measure’. The decision goes further than the national measure that Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Tuesday that all bars and cafes across the country must close at night from 11 p.m. on Friday.
Arcades and gambling rooms will have to close at 10 pm, as is already the case for night shops.
Valérie De Bue (MR), Minister of Tourism in the Walloon government, has tested positive for the corona virus, Walloon media report. That is why the entire Walloon government is going into quarantine. The other ministers are all being tested today.