The Prime Minister of the French Community, Pierre-Yves Giholet (MR), on Wednesday indicated the responsibility Flanders had in the recent revival of the pandemic in Belgium. According to him, Flanders “wiped her feet for the rules.”
During a debate in the competent parliament about tightening health measures after the last advisory committee, Pierre-Yves Gihulet strongly denounced the choice made in Flanders at the end of the summer to lift basic health measures.
In the north of the country, “people sometimes wanted to flex their muscles because they were the ‘world champions in vaccination,'” according to Gihulet. “The fact that we’re in this situation today may be because we stopped wearing a mouth mask and didn’t care about the rules. This is the reality today! said the liberal, who was met with applause.
Without naming names, Gihulet also fired a few arrows in the direction of his Flemish counterpart Jan Jambon, accused of “exploiting” the advisory committee. Although another meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for next week, Jeholet declined to comment on some hopes for a quick relaxation of health measures. “I don’t think that will be the case,” he warned.
Jeholet’s priority will be to fully reopen schools from the beginning of January, “even if that means wearing a mask in class until the end of January.” Significant changes are not expected for other affected sectors. It would be a mistake to think that we will reopen everything next week. As for the decision to limit attendance in theaters to a maximum of 200 people, it may be subject to review, according to Giuliot, taking into account the size of the halls.