The measures, imposed by the Flemish government on Tuesday night, are due to take effect at 6pm on Friday. In this way, the regional authorities want to give the affected sectors time to prepare, while ensuring that the measures taken can be reflected in clear regulations.
But this timing does not convince everyone, right and left. “It is incomprehensible to wait until Friday,” asks Flemish MP Freya Sayes (Open Newspaper). “If the house is on fire, now is the time to put out the flames. “
Opinion shared by the head of the socialist group Hannelor Guman. “The virus is growing exponentially: that is why every day of hesitation doubles the problem,” she said.