Marc Van Ranst: “We can relax the measures, but for now, we are far from it”

Flemish virologist Marc Van Ranst commented on the positive development of the epidemiological situation in Belgium in recent days. According to the expert, we must not relax the anti-coronavirus measures too quickly.

Lhe virologist Marc Van Ranst is delighted with the positive evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in Belgium in recent days. “We are now seeing a plateau, that the epidemic is no longer increasing, and that’s good. But now this plateau must also decrease considerably. And the next two weeks will be important in this respect, ”the professor from KU Leuven told Het Laaste Nieuws.

Certainly no release yet

As for relaxing the anti-coronavirus measures a little, the virologist is keen to be careful: “I know that there is always this trend when the numbers stop increasing. It’s understandable, but it would be very unwise to do so at this point, he said. One thing is certain, it is not yet time to relax. “At some point we can relax the measures a bit, but for now that is not the case. We are far from it. “

“We are still in a phase where normal care cannot be provided in a normal way and we of course want to return there as soon as possible,” recalls Van Ranst, who now hopes the numbers seem to finally be heading in the right direction.



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