WORLD Belgium introduces more drastic measures against rapid rise of COVID-19 cases

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Belgium introduces more drastic measures against rapid rise of COVID-19 cases

Xinhua

17:14, October 25, 2020

People wearing face masks wait to check out at a shop in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

People wearing face masks wait at a bus stop in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A woman wearing a face mask walks in a park in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A man wearing a face mask is seen on a bus in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A person wearing a face mask walks on a street in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

People wearing face masks walk in a park in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A woman wearing a face mask walks with her child on a street in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A woman wearing a face mask walks on a street in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A person wearing a face mask walks on a street in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A person wearing a face mask walks on a street in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 24, 2020. The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels. A curfew has been extended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cinemas, theatres, museums, cultural centers and exhibition venues will be closed. Sports halls will also be closed, and the wearing of masks will remain compulsory throughout the Brussels region. These new measures will come into force on Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

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