Kranti – Week Two

Last week Kranti was quite positive about how her life changed because of the lockdown. This week she had a lot of time to think and she has made some discoveries. If you want to know more about Kranti, click here to read her bio.

Press the play button to listen to the positive and negative things Kranti has experienced this past week.

Current situation in Belgium 02-05-2020

From the 4th of May everyone above twelve years will be obliged to wear face masks in certain public spaces. The government decided this because the spreading of the virus is more controlled after the lockdown. Therefore, the measures can be slowly reduced. When, in the near future, people can go outside again, changes are necessary to prevent a second outbreak of COVID-19. That is why people have to wear a face mask in public transport. Face masks are also obliged in crowded public spaces such as school. The goal of wearing a face mask is that people don’t spread the disease to the others around them easily. Face masks can be self-made, but it can also be a bandana or a scarf. Important is that the mouth and nose are covered. The government will provide everyone with one free (fabric) face mask and two filters. The surgical and respiratory masks will only be used when necessary in hospitals.

Since last week there is a slight increase in the number of cases and deaths. There is a decrease of patients in the hospital or ICU.

During the press conference on the 28th of April, it was announced that if the number of positive tests kept declining it would become possible to loosen up the measures. In order to do so, the government must be sure that people who are most at risk can be protected from the virus. Yves Stevens, spokesman of the National Crisis Center, spoke about a ‘new normal’. He said that the virus will not leave, and that people have to get used to this new way of living for the next few months.

Want to know more about face masks and how useful they are during COVID-19? You can watch this video for more information.

Feel inspired after hearing how muffins and a plant made Kranti feel better? Read this for some tips on how to take care of each other.

If you want to know how to sew your own face mask, check this video. But keep in mind that these face mask will not assure you from getting COVID-19.

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