For infectious disease specialist Yves Van Laethem, we should not rule out going back.
IInterviewed yesterday evening on the VTM Nieuws set, Interior Minister Pieter De Crem (CD&V) spoke on a possible second confinement. In the case of a second peak in the epidemic, « a second lockdown is something we could not bear. It is not only desirable, but it is no longer organizationally possible, « he said. “I think we will come to another scenario, that of testing and tracing. I mean it’s impossible for us to come back to these particular measures (those of containment, note). «
Yves Van Laethem more cautious
Words that made Yves Van Laethem react, who was a bit more nuanced at the microphone of Bel RTL this Monday morning. « In a pandemic, as long as we don’t have a drug that kills the germ, as long as we don’t have a vaccine, which will not be the case before the fall or winter, we has only two possibilities. Said the inter-federal spokesperson. « Doing what we are doing right now, that is, tracking down cases and tracking them. And of course intensify it if new cases appear. «
But if these measures are not enough, we must not exclude going back. “We have to cut the transmission barriers. And the only way to do it is to keep people safe. So we call it whatever we like, but we call it lockdown, « concluded the infectious disease specialist.