Brussels minister Maron (Ecolo): “Corona pass mandatory from 15 October, but no fines during the first days”
The vaccination rate in Brussels is indeed remarkably low. Barely 45 percent of Brussels residents between the ages of 18 and 24 have been vaccinated. Maron indicates that this is insufficient, but points out that Brussels has the third most cosmopolitan nationality (4 to 5 percent of Brussels residents are vaccinated abroad).
So why is it that the Brussels government does not seem to be able to reach more young people? “I don’t have a specific explanation for this,” Maron says. “If we had the solution and the recipe, we would have already applied it.”
The Brussels Minister of Health – and by extension the Brussels government – is accused of a lack of decisiveness in dealing with the corona crisis. According to Maron, that is not right. According to him, it is now a matter of going into the neighborhoods and surprising as many people as possible to get vaccinated. “We do, but unfortunately it takes time. Believe me: I wish it went faster.”
According to Alain Maron, the situation in Brussels is no longer deteriorating, but is slowly improving.