13 October 2020: Update on The Corona Pandemic – The latest figures on the coronavirus pandemic in Belgium make grim reading.
13 October 2020: Update on The Corona Pandemic – Once again, the figures show yet another sharp rise in the number of people testing positive for the virus and in the number of those becoming so ill that they require hospital treatment. At this rate there will be days this week that we have more than 10,000 infections. Those in their twenties are still the largest group but we are increasingly seeing a shift towards older people. As a consequence, we’re seeing a doubling in the number of hospital admissions every 10 days. Facing mounting figures across the country, and the news that Belgium is currently the second-worst country in Europe for the number of infections per 100,000 habitants, lockdowns and how to hopefully avoid them appear to be the talk of the week. Like almost one million of fellow countrymen I’ve downloaded the “Coronalert App”. The App stores anonymous information with whom you have been in physical contact with. As soon as a doctor writes a prescription for a coronavirus test the app generates a code that is linked to the test results. If your test is positive you receive notification in the app and the App sends a message to everyone that you have been in close contact with. Knowing that I’ll be warned if I’ve been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 I continue with my corona walks. On display today is “De Achtersikkel”. I was graced by a violin solo by students of Ghent’s music academy whilst I was taking the picture late last week. I found it hard to believe that we’re in the midst of an unprecedented crisis whilst I was enjoying this oasis of peace near the Saint Bavo’s Cathedral downtown Ghent – Biezekapelstraat, Ghent, Belgium.
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