In Belgium, the numbers of people infected are rapidly rising again. Last Thursday, there was a conference by our Prime Minister, but afterwards our virologists were not pleased. They rightfully criticised that a continuation of the current rules is not enough in the current climate. Thankfully, yesterday the Prime Minister held a new emergency conference in which she basically admitted the politicians should listen to the virologists. This last month, each person in a household could have a rotating social bubble of 15 people each week. But now each household (no matter how big it is) can only have a social bubble of 5 people for the next month. The virologists were pleased. It's sad that the rules need to be tightened again. But, although some of the new rules are still a little bit unclear to me (like the rule of going to a restaurant), at least the politicians seem to respect the value and expertise of the virologists. They really need to work together to make it work. Not all is perfect how everything is being handled and our Prime Minister is not the most charismatic person, but she's not a populist and I like that she's level-headed and she's surrounded by competent scientists, who are being consulted and are very present in the media. It eases my worries a bit.