Vaccine Protests Hit Brussels as Coronavirus Numbers Peak in Belgium

© AP Photo / Francisco SecoStudents shout slogans during a protest against the isolation and precariousness due to the COVID-19 partial lockdown restrictions in Brussels, Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Students shout slogans during a protest against the isolation and precariousness due to the COVID-19 partial lockdown restrictions in Brussels, Thursday, March 11, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.01.2022
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Despite registering 70,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day last week, Belgium has eased pandemic restrictions slightly.
Sputnik comes live from Brussels, as COVID sceptics march through the city "for freedom, democracy and human rights".
The Belgian authorities have extended opening hours for bars and restaurants from 11 p.m. to midnight and allowed certain indoor activities to resume, citing a successful vaccination campaign: at least 89 percent of adults in the country are believed to be fully vaccinated, and 67 percent have received a booster jab.
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