The fight against the coronavirus epidemic is moving "
in the right direction
", but the efforts of the population must continue for several more weeks, the health authorities of Belgium said Friday, November 6, the country where the virus circulates the most in the world.
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recent days, we have fortunately seen the figures evolve in the right direction,
" said the interfederal spokesperson for the fight against the coronavirus in Belgium, Yves Van Laethem, at a press conference.
We can finally see the peak of this second wave emerging
,” he added, estimating that it could be dated Tuesday, October 27, when 22,171 new cases were identified.
Belgium has notably recorded a very slight drop in new contaminations, as well as in hospital admissions, for the first time since September.
The number of intensive care patients, as well as the number of deaths, continue to increase, but "
at a slower rate
It is not because these results are better that they are good
", however warned Van Laethem.
We remain with the Czech Republic the European champions in the number of new infections.
This is obviously not the time to give up,
" he hammered, calling for "to
maintain the current rate of observation of measurements for many more weeks before we can be in relative safety
Belgium strengthened its confinement for six weeks at the end of October.
The measures include in particular the closure of "
" businesses and, for companies, the obligation of teleworking where it is possible.
This country of 11.5 million inhabitants had 7282 patients in hospitals on Friday, including 1,428 in intensive care.
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