Belgium Scraps Almost All COVID-19 Measures

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
March 8, 2022Updated: March 8, 2022

BRUSSELS—Belgium began easing most COVID-19 restrictions Monday in the biggest move to relax measures since the pandemic began some two years ago.

Gone are the coronavirus passport that allows entry into bars, restaurants, theater, and cinemas as well as capacity limits.

Masks will no longer be mandatory except on public transport and in the health care sector.

The government announced last week that the nation of 11 million will go from code orange—the second-toughest for virus measures—to code yellow as of Monday.

Other European countries are also relaxing their pandemic measures, as more and more governments design protocols to co-exist with the coronavirus.

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