6 March 2021: The latest figures on the coronavirus pandemic give us hope that a third wave of the pandemic can be averted in Belgium. Outbreaks of coronavirus are becoming rarer and fewer and fewer deaths are being recorded. In the week to 2 March on average 2343 people tested positive each day. This figure is down 1% on the week. The number of hospitalisations linked to coronavirus, however, continues to increase sharply. During the week to 4 March an average of 156 people with COVID-19 were admitted to Belgian hospitals each day. Let’s hope that the stabilization in the infection figures will quickly translate into a stabilization in the number of hospitalizations. Yesterday the government pre-empted the assumption that less stringent corona measures can work and announced its strategy for deconfinement. From 8 March outdoor meetings of up to 10 people will be allowed, providing social distancing is obeyed, with a recommendation to wear face masks. From April events can be held outdoors with a maximum of 50 people and if all goes well, the hospitality sector will be able to open from 1 May. There is a glimmer of hope, however, let’s not be blinded by it. The virus remains in circulation and is as dangerous as it was at the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, I continue to document my hometown. What I’m seeing is sometimes surreal, ugly, paradoxical and complex. It’s a little bit of everything and a little bit of nothing but it’s unique in its own right. On display today is something that was in short supply at the beginning of this unprecedent crisis – Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium.
WELCOME TO MY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG AND PORTFOLIO. MY GOAL IS TO DOCUMENT THE WORLD AROUND ME, FROM THE SMALL DETAILS OF EVERYDAY LIFE TO THE GRAND LANDSCAPES THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY. WHETHER I'M AT HOME OR TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES, I AM ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW AND INTERESTING SUBJECTS TO PHOTOGRAPH. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE A VISUAL DIARY OF MY EXPERIENCES AND A WAY TO SHARE THE WORLD AS I SEE IT WITH OTHERS. I HOPE YOU ENJOY EXPLORING MY COLLECTION AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS.
Before: Healthcare Exec. Based in Brussels; Heidelberg; Los Altos Hills, CA; The Hague, Geneva, Nijmegen, Groningen
Now: Non-Executive Director in the Healthcare Industry based in Ghent. A travel buff with a passion for photography, photography books, Leica, wine and Asian food. Last but not least: proud grandfather of William, Nicholas and Mateo.
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