In Belgium, the daily COVID-19 cases hit a record high this week, ignited by the highly contagious Omicron-new variant of COVID-19, with health officials predicting 30,000 to 125,000 patients per day by mid-January, the country of 11 million people.
As per the information provided by the virologist Steven Van Gucht during a government press conference, “There is an 82% rise in the cases of COVID-19 infections, the fifth wave of COVID has been initiated.” and he had a word about the current situation.
On Jan. 3, in Belgium, the cases of the COVID-19 was recorded as 27,199 by the European Union institutions and NATO. In November, Belgium has set a new record in the increasing COVID cases in January, and there were more than 28,000.
However, Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said, “The coming weeks are going to be complicated. In the rapid increase in the number of infections, Belgium will break the record of the majority of the people getting the disease. The infection will be worst at first before getting better.” The hospitalised individuals are also soaring in rapid speed, in Brussels in 60%. By the end of the month of January, there will be almost 2,500 and 10,000 beds of COVID-19 patients, says Van Gucht by noticing the situation.
On Tuesday, the health officials were vaccinating the people who directly contacted the infected people, and the people needed to be quarantined. Still, it is essential to get the booster jabs for protection as per the guidelines. There is a lack of staff in every department as everyone is getting affected by the COVID-19, so to avoid that, the officials are promoting the people to get vaccination shots.
On Jan. 10, according to the information, the face to face classes will be resumed for the children, and the clubs will remain closed. Wearing masks is imperative for all age groups.