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08.10.2020

In response to the coronavirus, the centres for asylum seekers in Belgium keep applying strict prevention and hygiene measures (for both the staff and the residents).

With respect for the decisions taken by the health authorities of the country, wearing a mask is compulsory everywhere in the reception centres for both the residents (except in their own bedrooms) and the staff.

Like everybody else in Belgium, the asylum seekers have to limit the number of close contacts. They must also be quarantined if they have had high-risk contacts with an infected person.

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Belgium has about 70 reception centres for applicants for international protection, accounting for 3/4 of the capacity of the total reception network. In addition to the 28 federal centres managed by Fedasil, there are reception centres managed by partners. The remaining places are in individual houses, organized by the local municipalities or NGOs.

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