Student From Olds In Belgium During COVID-19 Lockdown

Kayle Van't Klooster from Olds is a 22 year old post-secondary student who is currently on an internship in Brussels, Belgium's capital city. The government in that country imposed a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, March 18th.

Belgium went into lockdown on Wednesday, March 18th at noon in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.

As of that time, Belgium had confirmed 1,243 cases of the novel coronavirus and it has resulted in 10 deaths.

Kayle Van't Klooster from Olds is a student at Leiden University in the Netherlands who is on an internship in Belgium's capital city of Brussels.

Before going into lockdown, Belgium had already closed all schools, bars, restaurants, sports clubs and more.

Van't Klooster says he goes for a walk for about an hour each day in the lunch hour to get some fresh air and sunlight.

Biking, jogging and other exercise outside is still allowed, but people in Belgium have been instructed by the government to do so on their own or with their housemates.

 

Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire conversation with Kayle Van't Klooster.

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