Conclusion: mass relaxation on 1 March is out of the question. We should definitely wait until April 1 or May 1. De Croo left open which of those two it will be. That will depend on the British variant. But one thing is clear: there is certainly perspective, because in all mathematical models there is a clear decrease towards the summer holidays.
“Will there be easing tomorrow or next week? No, but we are approaching the point where the risk of a third wave is greatly reduced,” De Croo emphasized. He wants our perspective not to be based on “quicksand” but on a solid, scientific basis: “It has to be based on facts and science, that stands firm and there we have something to be.” That is why he had some biostatisticians do the exercise thoroughly.