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New Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Belgium amid Omicron fear

New Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Belgium amid Omicron fear

New stringent measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic came into effect in Belgium on Sunday amid fears of the rapid spread of the Omicron strain. Belgian authorities decided that there would be no relaxations to current restrictions, such as the mask mandate and working from home. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls will be closed, while sports events will have to take place without audience. Most Christmas markets will be closed early. The new restrictions were announced by the countrys government on December 22, after a meeting of a special committee. Despite 76% of the countrys population being fully vaccinated and the number of new cases declining, the authorities are anxious about the Omicron strain. This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. End of dialog window. This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button..

world-news 2021-12-29 hindustantimes