Wouter Beke, Minister of Welfare, Public Health and Family of the Flemish Region government, said that since July 11, they are working on a system where people with “corona card” can enjoy “some freedoms” such as going to cinemas and restaurants by exempting them from epidemic measures.
“WE MUST BACK THE FREEDOMS WE RECEIVE”
Stating that they aim to give at least the first dose of vaccine to all adults living in the Flemish region by 11 July, Beke said, “When everyone has the opportunity to be vaccinated, we should return the freedom we have received from the people. said.
PASSERS, VACCINATED, NEGATIVE RESULTS AS A TEST RESULT …
Flemish government officials state that those who have at least the first dose of Kovid-19 vaccine, as well as those who have not or cannot be vaccinated for various reasons, can benefit from the application. In this context, it is aimed to give a “corona card” to those who had a disease and recovered from 2 to 12 weeks ago and developed antibodies in their body, and those who had a test 72 hours before and received negative results.
It is aimed that card holders will be able to enter indoor spaces such as cinema, theater, restaurant, beauty center, massage parlor.
ALSO APPLIED IN DENMARK
An example of a similar practice is in force in Denmark. It is stated that people living in Denmark can go to places with close contact such as hairdressers, beauty salons and steering courses with a card given to those who meet the same conditions.
In addition to the Flemish Region of Belgium, the government of the Brussels Capital Region wants to implement a similar system in Brussels. Rudi Vervoort, Prime Minister of the Brussels Capital Region, said that this would require the entire population to be vaccinated.
‘DISCRIMINATION’ WARNING IS MADE
Belgium is warning of “discrimination” against these plans of the regional governments. Experts are reminded that some people do not get vaccinated for religious and philosophical reasons, and some cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
In addition to these, there are reasons such as that older people may have difficulties in using the cards that are planned to be digital, and that not everyone owns a smartphone. Possibilities such as the inability of cardholders to benefit from insurance as much as cardholders in the future are among the issues that experts highlight.
The Belgian federal government is working to prepare an opinion on the “corona card” application. For this, the opinion to be prepared by the working group consisting of experts such as jurists, sociologists, psychologists and moralists will be submitted to the government for decision.