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24.08.2020

In response to the coronavirus, the centres for asylum seekers in Belgium keep applying strict prevention and hygiene measures (for both the staff and the residents).

End July, given the increase of Covid-19 contaminations, the Belgian government decided to take new and stronger measures in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The asylum seekers are obviously concerned by these measures. From now on, wearing a mask is compulsory everywhere in the reception centres for both the residents (except in their own bedrooms) and the staff.

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Belgium has about 70 reception centres for applicants for international protection, accounting for 3/4 of the capacity of the total reception network. In addition to the 28 federal centres managed by Fedasil, there are reception centres managed by partners. The remaining places are in individual houses, organized by the local municipalities or NGOs.

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