Coronavirus: when will the numbers be low enough for deconfinement? Details from Yves Van Laethem

Yves Van Laethem, interfederal spokesperson for the fight against the coronavirus, was invited to RTL INFO 7 p.m. this Sunday. He was notably questioned by our presenter Simon François on the conditions for deconfinement.

Simon François: From when will the figures be low enough to consider easing containment measures in Belgium?

Yves Van Laethem: Belgium is now reaching around 450 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per fourteen days. I think we would still like to have much better results, much less. That is to say of the order of a hundred. At the speed we are going, we will still need a few weeks to arrive at these types of figures.

Simon François: We can see that France and Great Britain are heading towards deconfinement. Why is it possible with them and not with us?

Yves Van Laethem: It is true that we are somewhere or the same number as Holland for example, or Great Britain. We are better at the moment than France. So we can see if our authorities will allow certain places with much lower risk, we have not especially had clusters (note: source of contamination) so far.


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