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No more clusters in Walloon nursing homes, according to Christie Morreale

The encouraging news coincides with the end of the vaccination campaign in these communities for seniors.

Wallonia no longer has any cluster (at least 10 Covid-19 cases) in its nursing homes, Walloon Minister of Health Christie Morreale confirmed on Saturday, quoted Monday in the Sudpresse headlines. The encouraging news coincides with the end of the vaccination campaign in these communities for seniors.

“No longer having a cluster is a moving moment,” said the minister. In addition to contamination, hospitalizations and deaths are also down sharply in nursing homes. “This is extremely positive and encouraging for vaccination at the population level,” adds Christie Morreale. “Each day that passes will reduce the pressure on hospitals. And that completely changes the situation! “. She notes that it is especially after the injection of the second doses that the numbers “collapsed”.

It should also be noted that if we look at all the communities and not just those for seniors, Wallonia has only three clusters, in Hainaut and the provinces of Liège and Namur.

“This in the non-subsidized disability sector,” adds the minister. A situation which should resolve itself, vaccination in these establishments continuing until April 2. “We will therefore be able to envisage deconfinement in these centers, like what has been decided in the nursing homes. The consultations are over, we should announce something this week ”.

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