Brussels keeps mask mandate as rest of Belgium relaxes rules



Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said that in Belgium it will remain compulsory to wear a mask on public transport, as well as in the health care sector. Brussels government chief Rudi Vervoort explained that due to the epidemiological situation and the vaccination rate in Brussels, the mask mandate needed to stay. Explaining the dropping of the mask mandate for the rest of the country, De Croo said that this didn't mean that masks were no longer useful. This article is part of POLITICO’s premium policy service: Pro Health Care. From drug pricing, EMA, vaccines, pharma and more, our specialized journalists keep you on top of the topics driving the health care policy agenda.


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