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1 April - COVID-19 update

1 Apr 2020 10:12 AM | Tim Reynolds (Administrator)

Some recent announcements from the Belgian government(s).

There will be "No additional hospital fees for patients with coronavirus" says Federal Health minister Maggie De Block.

The situation in 146 nursing and care homes within the Brussels Region is improving, with a drop in the number of residents hospitalised and the number of deaths due to the new coronavirus, announced the regional Minister of Action Social and Health, Alain Maron.

Wallonia wants to produce mouth masks before the end of May, the Walloon government has announced. To this end, it has partnered with the international company Deltrian, which has a branch in Fleurus and which specialises in the production of air filters.

The problem of disinfectant gels has been solved, says Minister Philippe De Backer who is responsible for the supply of equipment intended to fight the coronavirus.

Brussels mental health professionals have set up a helpline to listen to residents' worries and point them in the direction of further help. The number is 025 01 01 27, or visit this website

Remember, up to date information on the COVID-19 crisis can be found on the dedicated Federal COVID-19 website.

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