From next week, Brussels-Capital Region will also open a new telephone information number dedicated to all questions regarding the virus, following a similar initiative in Flanders.
In French, Dutch, and English, people who have questions or want more information about the monkeypox virus can contact 02/214.19.29 from Monday 22 August.
“Questions about this epidemic, the symptoms of this virus, the prevention and protection measures, the available tests and vaccines, the criteria to be met to have access to vaccination, the procedures or about the locations where you can go for screening and vaccination can be dealt with here,” the Brussels health services announced.
Both the general public and health professionals can access the helpline from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 17:30, as well as on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 13 a.m. Appointments cannot be made via this number.
Federal authorities will step up their monitoring of the European energy market if Belgium moves to the first step of its emergency plans, as neighboring Germany has. However, consumers would not be restricted.
During the second phase of the plans, Belgium would draw more heavily on its gas reserves and import more liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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