The Belgian government said on Wednesday that it was scrapping its decision to close theatres, cinemas and concert halls to stem the spread of the Omicron variant, after being rebuked over the move by a top court the day before.
The Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, suspended the closure of indoor cultural venues following an appeal by a theatre producer. The measure, announced on December 22 by the prime ministerincluding fairs and festivals., had provoked a rebellion in artistic circles.
Alexander De Croo tweeted a news release announcing the withdrawal of the controversial measure and a return to previous conditions from ThursdayThe virus that.... These include compulsory seating and mask-wearingcan operate with capacity limits., and use of the health pass for events attended by 50 people up to a maximum of 200.
The Council of State was solicited by the producer of a show scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday in Auderghem, a district of Brusselsstaff crossing borders breeds logistical challenges — they.