News Alert on the Coronavirus outbreak in Belgium incl Antwerp, Arlon, Bastogne, Bruges, Charleroi, Ghent, Liege, Mechelen,Mons,Namur,Spa & Wavre.
Belgian nationals living in Wuhan and Hubei have been repatriated on a series of evacuation flights arriving in Belgium on 1 February, where everyone repatriated will be quarantined and examined in a military hospital.
Infected people will be transferred to a specialized hospital. Non-essential flights to China, Hong Kong excluded, have been highly discouraged, with some travel companies cancelling all flights to China. Chinese New Year celebrations were cancelled at the University of Leuven.
On 4 February, Antwerp confirmed its first case. The patient, a 54-year-old male without symptoms, was one of nine Belgians repatriated from China.
All nine of the Belgians were quarantined.