WATCH: Silent protest by health care workers in Belgium during PM’s visit
Belgium PM Sophie Wilmes was met by a silent protest during a non-official visit to Saint-Pierre hospital in Brussels on Saturday.
With health care workers wearing protective clothing, they lined up in two rows awaiting her arrival and giving her their backs as soon she got out of her car.
The protest took place because of a request by health care workers for better acknowledgement of their efforts and to protest against the decision to engage non-qualified staff to carry out the work of nurses.
Belgium schools will partially re-open and after a two month lockdown, markets, museums and zoos will be allowed to operate as from today. Belgium, with a population of around 11.5 million is among the European countries which has been the worst hit by Covid-19, however the country started relaxing its measures at the beginning of May.
To date, the country has reported 54,989 cases and 9,005 deaths from the Coronavirus.