A combination picture shows residents posing on their balcony and the window of their homes with an object significant to them during the coronavirus lockdown imposed by the Belgian government in an attempt to slow down the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium March 19, 2020. Picture taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – For Belgian teacher Yves Cardoen, not being able to give classes on a week day feels strange. For Belgian bank employee Catherine Hugot, humorous videos shared on social media are helping to keep up morale.
“It feels bizarre. I’m in touch with students via internet and I’ve cleaned my desk. It’s slow progress,” Cardoen told Reuters by telephone from his apartment in Brussels after posing for a photo from his window.
Like millions of Europeans confined to their homes to stop the spread of coronavirus, Belgians are finding it hard to be suddenly cooped up inside just as the warmer spring weather…
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