“The ministerial decree following the CNS of July 23 specifies that it is a question of determining on each municipal territory, the places with high frequentation” recalls Catherine Delcourt “wearing a mask in the middle of a wood or on the edge of a deserted street, that doesn’t make sense. Let’s not forget that wearing a mask is one of the measures. Other measures have been taken , especially all these gestures barrier, this social distancing which must prevail ” and add “I have no doubt that these burgomasters acted in the interest of their fellow citizens, as a precautionary measure. It is by no means a showdown between them and me”.
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In Seraing, the mayor Francis Bekeart had not yet signed the police order, making it compulsory to wear a mask everywhere in his entire municipality. “Of any way, if I had already signed it, the governor would have sent it to the tutelage which would certainly have taken an order to cancel it ” he said bitterly. “I certainly don’t blame Mme Delcourt, she is doing her job and the Federal government is certainly imposing things on her” he said again “when I saw what was happening abroad and even at home in Belgium with a new increase in positive cases, I said to myself that wisdom perhaps asked to impose the wearing of the mask everywhere on the territory seresian “ he adds.
Francis Bekeart, who since the start of the crisis has been advocating the wearing of a compulsory mask, said he was all the more disappointed that in other cities and other provinces, such as Charleroi, wearing a mask is currently compulsory everywhere.