Friday, August 7, 2020 – 6:30 PM I. Foto: Photonews I by Editors
At the press conference of the Crisis Center, Steven Van Gucht emphasized that next fall and next winter will be difficult. The numbers now seem to have stabilized, but we have to be careful, it sounds.
For the time being, we will not see the great dramas such as during the first wave in hospitals and residential care centers, says Van Gucht. “This has to do with the fact that we are better prepared. We now see the iceberg under water much better. Now it is important to act before the iceberg emerges and causes damage. After all, the virus is still just as strong. ”
Contact tracking remains important, as does the testing of people who really need these tests. “Belgium has developed a large test capacity. We have a capacity of approximately 30,000 tests per day. ”
Lots of other viruses
However, a lot of testing is not evident at all. “There are many hurdles to overcome. And especially coming autumn and winter will be difficult, ”says Van Gucht. “Many other viruses, such as the flu and colds, will be circulating that will be difficult to distinguish from the coronavirus. That is why we will have to perform many more tests than we do now.”
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