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Belgium suffers record COVID cases, adapts quarantine strategy

Jan 06 2022

BRUSSELS Fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, Belgium's daily cases of COVID-19 reached a new peak this week, with health experts warning of between 30,000 and 125,000 cases a day by mid-January in the nation of 11 million.

Belgium detects first case of new COVID variant in Europe

Nov 26 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Belgium detected Europe's first confirmed case of the new variant of COVID-19 on Friday, and at the same time announced measures aimed at curbing a rapidly spreading fourth wave of coronavirus infections. | Video

EU moves to halt air travel from places with new COVID variant

Nov 26 2021

The European Union might halt air travel from places where a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa had spread, the bloc's executive said ahead of a meeting later on Friday of the 27 member states' envoys to decide the matter. | Video

EU proposes booster jabs for 2022 travel, opens to WHO vaccines

Nov 25 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -European Union residents will need to have COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs if they want to travel to another country in the bloc next summer free of tests or quarantines, the European Commission proposed on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Belgium reaches deal to open door to fourth telecoms operator

Nov 24 2021

BRUSSELS, Nov 24 The Belgian government authorised on Wednesday the auction of the country's 5G spectrum in 2022 and opened the door to a fourth mobile telecoms operator following months of discussions.

EU vows unity on Belarus as Poland flags more border incidents

Nov 23 2021

WARSAW/STRASBOURG (Reuters) -Thousands of people stranded on the European Union's eastern border represent an attempt by Belarus to destabilize the bloc, rather than a migrant crisis, and as such call for a coordinated response, the head of EU executive said on Tuesday. | Video

Belgian government tightens bird flu measures with total containment

Nov 15 2021

BRUSSELS The Belgian government put the country on increased risk for bird flu as the virus spreads across Europe, the food safety agency AFSCA said in a statement.

ArcelorMittal increases share buy-back programme by $1 billion

Nov 11 2021

BRUSSELS ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, said on Thursday it was increasing its share buyback programme by another $1 billion after reporting its strongest quarter in more than a decade.

UPDATE 2-ArcelorMittal increases share buy-back programme by $1 bln

Nov 11 2021

* Expects slight contraction in Chinese steel demand (Adds share price, analyst comments, details on share buyback)

Belgian COVID-19 hospitalisations rise back to pre-lockdown level

Nov 04 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Belgium on Thursday reported a jump in COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations rose back to levels that had forced a lockdown in October 2020, as the United States advised against travelling to the host of EU and NATO headquarters.

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