“If we do nothing, models tell us that we could have up to 1,200 contaminations per day in a week and 1,600 within a fortnight,” explains Dr. Yves Van Laehtem, interfederal spokesperson for Covid-19. “The number of admissions would increase to 60 per day in two weeks.”
A question torments the Belgians: what should be done to slow down this skyrocketing? Are we moving towards new restrictive measures
? In any case, changing the color code that governs the organization of schools is not a taboo.
“We must all stay together”, decrypts Yves Van Laethem. “By mid-July, we had managed to break the curve. For schools, we may have to change the color codes, as is already the case in Antwerp and Ghent, where the start of the academic year will be under code orange instead of yellow. It is not impossible that in the eight, ten or fifteen days, we must pass some parts of the country in code orange. »