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Brussels ordered cafes and bars to close for month

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 8, 2020
Brussels ordered cafes and bars to close for a month.
Cafes and bars to close   Brussels
Restaurants serving meals at table will remain open, but bars and drinking alcohol in public places will be banned until November 8, the regional government said.

Topics: Brussels

This is the second time Brussels has imposed such a measure since the coronavirus outbreak, after a previous lockdown helped bring cases down.

Belgium’s new national government had ordered bars and cafes should close from 11pm, but regional president Rudi Vervoort decided this was not enough.

With 10,092 deaths from a population of 11.2 million, Belgium is one of the worst hit countries.