Belgium passed the 100,000 milestone of infections following a sharp increase in cases in recent weeks, according to figures from the research institute Sciensano.

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Medical workers, wearing protective gear, wait for passengers to take nose swab samples to be tested for coronavirus COVID-19 in a test centre at Zaventem international airport in Brussels [Francisco Seco/AP]

The trend accelerated markedly in the first half of September, reaching an average of 1,000 new daily infections during the week of September 9 to 15, according to the data.     

Aljazeera

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