Police in Hasselt raided a party at a flat on the Runkstersteenweg on Saturday evening after they had received reports of excessive noise coming from the flat. A total of 8 people were present at the gathering.
All of them were issued with 250-euro fines for breaching the measures designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In Bilzen police were called to a property on the Korenstraat at around 1am on Saturday morning after receiving complaints about loud music. A total of 5 people were present, 3 of whom tried in vein to hide from the police under a blanket in the attic of the house. All 5 people present were issued with 250-euro fines.
18 breaches of the curfew
Hasselt police also fined a total of 18 people for breaching the curfew that is in force in Flanders between midnight and 5am. Officers question a total of 50 people about why they were out of their homes during curfew, 32 of those question had a valid reason to be out.