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Clement Rossignol

COVID-19 robot patrol rolled out in Belgian hospitals

29 May 2020

ANTWERP Robots that speak more than 53 languages, detect fever and determine if people are wearing face masks properly have been rolled out in Belgium as a first line of control in hospitals and shops.

COVID-19 robot patrol rolled out in Belgian hospitals

29 May 2020

ANTWERP Robots that speak more than 53 languages, detect fever and determine if people are wearing face masks properly have been rolled out in Belgium as a first line of control in hospitals and shops.

Drought adds to Belgian farmers' coronavirus misery

29 May 2020

BRUSSELS As coronavirus lockdowns disrupt food supply chains and shuttered restaurants curb demand for some of their produce, Belgium's farmers are grappling with another crisis - drought.

Belgian rail tests sensors to keep workers apart during COVID-19

25 May 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium's railways are testing smart cameras with sensors to ensure its workers wear masks and maintain their distance to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Visitors return to European landmarks, but only in miniature

18 May 2020

BRUSSELS Visitors were back at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, London's Houses of Parliament and the Grand Place in Brussels on Monday, not flouting lockdowns but at the reopened Mini-Europe miniature theme park.

Back to school for Belgian children with face masks and temperature checks

15 May 2020

BRUSSELS Some children, many with face masks, returned to school on Friday as Belgium further eased a two-month coronavirus lockdown.

Locked down shoppers turn to vegetables, shun ready meals

13 May 2020

BRUSSELS Shoppers cut spending on ready-made meals and bought more fruit and vegetables, turning to healthier eating during coronavirus lockdowns, preliminary results of a research project showed. | Video

Deaf Belgians demand transparent masks for lip-reading during coronavirus

06 May 2020

BRUSSELS As Belgium obliges people to wear face masks on public transport and recommends them elsewhere to limit the spread of the coronavirus, deaf people are calling for transparent masks to allow them to communicate with others.

Belgium says White House reading of its COVID-19 deaths unfair

22 Apr 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium detailed how it tallies its coronavirus death toll on Wednesday, saying being singled out as having the world's highest COVID-19 mortality rate was not a fair comparison.

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