BRUSSELS – Last deconfinement phase under discussion

Belgium’s National Security Council is set to discuss the implementation of Phase 3 of the deconfinement process, which could start from next Monday (8 June).

In a statement, Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès said that Wednesday’s meeting would “specify the third phase, and the subsequent phases” of the exit plan.

On the discussion table is the potential reopening of Horeca establishments (hotel+restaurants+cafes), as well as the expansion of social contact or even allowing the organization of events of various sizes.

On tourism, summer holidays and the reopening of borders, more specifications will be considered, after announcements on cross-border family visits in neighbouring countries created confusion over the weekend.

Belgium’s French and Dutch neighbours have already announced easing measures.

The resumption of sports competitions will also be discussed after several other countries, such as Germany and the UK allowed official competitions to restart.

(Alexandra Brzozowski |

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