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GEMS experts met this Friday evening to prepare the Consultation Committee


A few days away from a new Consultative Committee to be held next Wednesday, and while our neighbors are toughening their measures, GEMS experts met this Friday evening to discuss the health situation in Belgium, announced Marc Van Ranst at the meeting. ‘an interview on the set of VTM Nieuws.

The Covid-19 crisis strategy expert group meets before each consultation committee to prepare a report with the measures they consider necessary to curb the coronavirus epidemic.

In Belgium, the average number of contaminations is decreasing, but we know that the Omicron variant is increasingly present. It is currently not yet known whether it is more virulent than the Delta variant, but experts are concerned.

What measures were therefore discussed this Friday evening between experts? Will new confinement be recommended? “I’m not going to express myself on this,” said Marc Van Ranst. “We will communicate first to the corona police station and to the government, it does not help to speculate on that now”.

But when asked if the end-of-year celebrations could go as planned, the virologist was evasive: “In the GEMS report during the last Consultative Committee, he was asked to try to limit contacts ”.

In its last report, GEMS pleaded for the return of a contact bubble limited to 5 people.

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