Antwerp announces curfew to beef up national anti-virus measures

A nurse attends to a person taking the Covid-19 test at a church in Antwerp, Belgium, yesterday. – EPA pic, July 28, 2020.

BELGIUM’S second city Antwerp announced a nighttime curfew yesterday as the country toughened social-distancing and mask wearing rules to stem a flare-up in coronavirus cases.

In the city, a major business hub and sea port, bars and restaurants will close at 11pm and citizens will be obliged to get home by 11.30pm and to stay there until 6am.

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