Mixmag: Charlotte De Witte’s Label KNTXT Launches New Archive Dedicated To ‘90s Belgian Nightlife

Mixmag: Charlotte De Witte’s Label KNTXT Launches New Archive Dedicated To ‘90s Belgian Nightlife. “Charlotte de Witte’s label KNTXT has curated a brand new archive charting the history of Belgian nightlife through the late ‘80s and ‘90s. Époque promises to ‘bootleg, document and pay tribute to Belgian discotheque culture’ through photographs, flyers, stories, and other memoirs from Belgium’s clubbing heyday.”

France24: Clashes erupt in Brussels as tens of thousands protest Covid rules

France24: Clashes erupt in Brussels as tens of thousands protest Covid rules. “Police fired water cannon and tear gas Sunday at stone-throwing protesters after tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Brussels against Covid-19 rules. Authorities estimated that around 50,000 people paraded through the Belgian capital — the largest in a spate of protests in the city over the past months.”

Deutsche Welle: Hippos with runny noses test positive for COVID-19 at Belgian zoo

Deutsche Welle: Hippos with runny noses test positive for COVID-19 at Belgian zoo. “Two hippos at Antwerp Zoo have tested positive for the coronavirus, Belgian media reported on Friday. While stressing that Hermien’s and Imani’s lives do not appear to be in danger, veterinarian Francis Vercammen said they were ‘expelling snot’ which prompted the animal medic to probe further.”

‘Worse than the worst-case scenario’: Belgium tightens coronavirus rules (Politico Europe)

Politico Europe: ‘Worse than the worst-case scenario’: Belgium tightens coronavirus rules. “New testing centers will be opened and from December 2, a new website will serve as a substitute for the overwhelmed contact-and-tracing service. Working from home will be compulsory four days a week until December 19 — as opposed to December 12. From December 20, teleworking will be compulsory three days a week.”

Covid-19: Once vaccinated, details go on a Belgian online database (Brussels Times)

Brussels Times: Covid-19: Once vaccinated, details go on a Belgian online database. “The storage of data of anyone who has been vaccinated is being described as a service for the public, to allow them to present a certificate of vaccination to anyone who may demand it. Examples include the authorities of other countries who require visitors to show a certificate to enter the territory and escape quarantine.”

Washington Post: Amid covid-19 surge in Belgium, doctors and nurses asked to keep working after testing positive

Washington Post: Amid covid-19 surge in Belgium, doctors and nurses asked to keep working after testing positive. “Well into Europe’s second wave of the coronavirus, so many Belgians are sick or quarantining that there aren’t enough police on the streets, teachers in classrooms or medical staff in hospitals. In some hospitals, doctors and nurses who have tested positive but don’t have symptoms are being asked to keep working, because so many others are out sick with covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. School principals are marshaling secretaries and parent volunteers to replace falling ranks of teachers.”

Flanders Today: Ghent citizens will co-create new archive of cultural heritage

Flanders Today: Ghent citizens will co-create new archive of cultural heritage. “A project to build a digital collection of the shared cultural heritage of Ghent’s citizens has been given nearly €5 million by the European Union. Once complete, the Gentenaar Collection will have a permanent home in the city’s Design Museum. The first phase of the project will build a digital archive of Ghent’s cultural heritage, which will then be presented in three different neighbourhoods, representing the diversity of the city. Locals will be invited to browse this archive, comment on it and add objects or stories of their own.”

The Brussels Times: Belgians can now track coronavirus per municipality

The Brussels Times: Belgians can now track coronavirus per municipality. “This week, Belgium’s national research institute Sciensano launched a new tool with which both authorities and citizens can track the number of new infections in their municipality. As the institute has stopped holding press conferences to announce the latest figures for new infections, hospital admissions and deaths in Belgium, it launched a tool for citizens to keep track of the situation themselves.”

Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim tests positive after lockdown party (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim tests positive after lockdown party. “Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, the palace said. Two days later, he went to a party in the southern city of Córdoba, before testing positive for Covid-19. Spanish reports suggest the prince, a nephew of Belgium’s King Philippe, was among 27 people at the party. Under Córdoba’s lockdown rules, a party of this size would be a breach of regulations, as gatherings of no more than 15 people are currently permitted.”