As you can see in the first photo, the great market in Antwerp is as good as empty. That almost never happens, I never seen it empty like this in the daytime.
The city is under siege by the corona virus. The measures that the goverment have taken ,are felt hard by the horeca. Restaurants and cafes can not open nomore, hotels are closing by thereselfes, because they do not have any guests nomore. If you know the people here, we like to live Bourgondic. We love to eat and have a good drink, specially in the big cities in Flanders.
We still can come out, not like in some others countries here in Europe where you have to stay inside your home and only can go out for shopping or working. But I think that is gonna be the next step here. Most understand, other think it is a bit over the top.
This notice you see more and more on the doors and windows of shops hotels and pubs.
On a normal day there are always people here.
Some rerstaurants are trying to create a bit of an income by offering take aways. That they still are allowed to do. While others....
Normally this parking is full in the weekend, all the time. If this goes on for a long time there will be hell to pay. Many will have to close their doors and never open again. Some compagnies are already letting people go, some are waiting for an excuse. The raids on the shops are still going on and you can feel panic is growing. Yesterday we got a nagative advice on travel to every country, because they not know what is going to happen. Just stay home . So I have to explore Belgium some more as long I still can come out.