Dedecker happened to be notified of the incident but is legally unable to do anything to send people back home. Martens urges positively tested persons and persons with symptoms to absolutely stay at home.
“It has come to my attention that two Antwerp residents have come to serve their quarantine here,” says Mayor Dedecker. The mayor then contacted acting governor Anne Martens. Apparently I can’t do anything about this situation legally. I can’t send them home and basically they can just walk around here. We are powerless, “says Dedecker.
In the meantime, Martens calls for an absolute home stay if you are ill. “It is really not the intention to sit out quarantine by moving to the sea. In this way, the infections spread. If you are sick, have symptoms or test positive: stay at home. ‘