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Belgium postpones non-essential hospital work to deal with COVID surge

20 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/LIEGE Belgium will need to postpone all non-essential hospital procedures to deal with a surge in COVID-19 infections, Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke told lawmakers on Tuesday, days after warning of a COVID "tsunami" hitting the country.

Belgium says COVID-19 situation serious as infections reach new highs, bars close

19 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The health situation in Belgium is worse than in March during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with cases of infection reaching new highs and the number of people in hospital doubling each week, officials said on Monday. | Video

Belgium says COVID-19 situation now worse than spring wave

19 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The health situation in Belgium is worse than in March during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with cases of infection reaching new highs and the number of people in hospital doubling each week, officials said on Monday.

Belgium says COVID-19 situation now worse than spring wave

19 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS, Oct 19 The health situation in Belgium is worse than in March during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with cases of infection reaching new highs and the number of people in hospital doubling each week, officials said on Monday.

Belgium to close all bars and restaurants for a month, imposes night curfew

16 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS All Belgian bars and restaurants will be forced to close for four weeks, the federal government said on Friday, in order to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, with hospitals close to running out of beds.

Belgium to tighten COVID-19 restrictions as cases soar

16 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS, Oct 16 Belgium is expected to tighten restrictive measures at a government meeting on COVID-19 on Friday as infections soar and hospitals risk running out of beds.

Belgian king meets denied half-sister for first time

15 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium's King Philippe has met his half-sister Delphine for the first time after she won a years-long legal battle to prove that they have the same father, earning recognition as a princess.

Belgium fears ICU beds may run out as COVID cases soar

14 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Belgian hospitals could run out of intensive care unit (ICU) beds by the middle of next month if the new COVID-19 wave continues at its current rate, an official said on Wednesday.

EU pushes UK to budge at 'critical stage' in Brexit talks

14 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union demanded "substantive" movement on Tuesday from Britain on fisheries, dispute settlement and guarantees of fair competition in their talks on a post-Brexit trade deal, with Germany saying they were at a "critical stage".

Europe stocks up on Gilead's remdesivir as COVID-19 infections spike

08 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Gilead Sciences said on Thursday it had agreed to sell Europe up to 500,000 courses of its antiviral drug remdesivir, as the continent shores up supplies of one of only two drugs approved to treat COVID-19 patients ahead of the winter.

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