Jan Jambon once again appeals to the Flemish sense of public responsibility: “We must try to avoid a third wave”

29 November 2020
Jan Jambon

Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon explained the coronavirus situation in Flanders on Sunday in the TV studios of VRT and VTM. Jan Jambon looked ahead to the holidays and the sales period, explained the Flemish wage increase for the healthcare sector and reacted to the purple-green federal government’s tricolour publication campaign.

“We want to make a job in the healthcare sector more attractive again.” Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon returned to the substantial investment of the Flemish Government in the healthcare sector on the “Zevende Dag” programme. “We have focused on two tracks: a wage increase, but also a second need these people have: more staff.” To meet this second need, Jan Jambon is aiming at retraining people who are unemployed, perhaps due to having had the coronavirus.

Avoiding a third wave

In VTM Nieuws, Jan Jambon once again called for a sense of public responsibility at the end of the year. “Let’s continue with the strict rules for the time being. It’s necessary. We must avoid that third wave and reduce the values of the curve as quickly as possible. That requires an effort from each of us. Nobody likes this, but everyone knows that we must avoid the alternative of going to a third lockdown.” Minister-President Jan Jambon does however think that the sales period should be able to continue, although the exact time depends on consultation with the sector and the experts.

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