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Minister of Welfare Wouter Beke (CD&V) convenes working group for residential care centers after infections have risen

This afternoon at 4 p.m., Flemish Minister of Welfare Wouter Beke (CD&V) convenes the task force for residential care centers and other Flemish care facilities in an accelerated manner, now that the average number of daily infections has risen for nine days in a row. The minister does not want to pre-empt the decisions that can be taken, but among other things, it is checked whether sufficient protective material is available.

The task force led by Karine Moykens would in principle only meet again at the end of August, but is now coming together more rapidly due to the increase in the number of new infections.

The average number of daily infections has been rising for nine days in a row. The last reliable figure is that of 115 infections per day. This means that between 7 and 13 July, an average of 115 new infections were diagnosed every day.

Beke wants the Flemish task force to, among other things, “map out the situation in our care facilities”. “Do they have sufficient protective equipment? Are additional training in hygiene measures required? Are new guidelines desirable?” The (digital) meeting will take place at 4 pm.

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