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Sophie WILMES

Première ministre de Belgique

Eerste minister van België

Premierminister von Belgien

Prime Minister of Belgium

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Managing the health situation, start of the school year for all and outlook

The National Security Council extended to include the Minister-Presidents met on Thursday 20 August to take stock of the epidemiological situation and to determine the measures that should be extended and those that could be relaxed.

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Additional measures to strengthen the double strategy to fight the Corona virus’ resurgence

The National Security Council, extended to include the ministers-president, met today in view of the evolution of the epidemiological situation, which is permanently monitored.

Requirement to wear masks is extended, tighter controls and local lockdowns

A combined national and local approach to curb the coronavirus epidemic.

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Response to parliamentary questions on COVID-19 and on preparations for a second wave

In light of the virus's resurgence in other countries and an increase in infections here in Belgium, we must take extra care. We're continuing to make preparations at federal level, and the federated entities are also developing specific plans. Here's my response to questions in the Chamber of Representatives this afternoon:

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National Security Council meeting of 15 July

Phase 5 of the phase-out plan is not yet activated. Some indicators are worrying and we are keeping an eye on things. We all need to be more vigilant. On 23 July, we will assess the situation again.

The Consultative Committee extends the requirement to wear a face mask

The Consultative Committee met today, Thursday 9 July, in the presence of the Group of Experts in charge of the Exit Strategy (GEES). The experts submitted a new report recommending an extension of the obligation to wear a face mask.

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Response to parliamentary questions on the handling of the crisis and on the recovery

Questions on the management of the coronavirus crisis and on vacancies, the recovery and budgetary orthodoxy

Decision of the Consultative Committee on travel abroad

Today, Wednesday 8 July, the Consultative Committee met in the presence of the Group of Experts in charge of the Exit Strategy (GEES) to define the epidemiological strategy regarding people who return from so-called "high-risk" zones, as part of the fight against Covid-19 in Belgium.

Phase 4 of the phasing out will start on 1 July

The National Security Council, extended to include the ministers-president, reached an agreement to proceed with phase 4 of the phasing-out from 1 July, on the basis of the agreement of the GEES experts, who refers to the favourable evolution of the epidemiological situation.

Response to parliamentary questions (events sector and management of the crisis compared with other OECD countries)

Questions on the emergence from the crisis and the road ahead for the event sector, the Belgian contribution to the EU's recovery fund and Belgium's overall management of the COVID-19 crisis compared with other OECD countries

New measures for the third part of the Federal Plan for Social and Economic Protection

The Inner Cabinet extended with the parties that support the Federal Government reached an agreement on Friday about a series of additional support measures related to the third part of the Federal Plan for Social and Economic Protection.

Agreement of the Inner Cabinet + 10 on spending power support measures for Belgians and industries in difficulty

The Inner Cabinet, extended to include the 10 parties supporting the Federal Government, have adopted a series of measures from the third part of the Federal Plan for Social and Economic Protection.

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Response to parliamentary questions

Questions on the National Security Council on 3 June 2020, support measures for the hospitality industry and the fight against racism

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