Belgians visiting Luxembourg are to face a 14 day quarantine with the exception of Belgians bringing beer into the Grand Duchy it was announced today.
As from next week, every Belgian traveller must bring at least one 6-pack of good Belgian beer in order to have open travel inside of Luxembourg.
Ministers are still deciding which beer is required, but rumours are that Chouffe and Vedett will be accepted.
Leading experts are facing growing concerns that Covid-19 (Corona Virus) could potentially mutate into Man-Flu within the next six months.
The virus has shown symptoms of becoming far stronger than originally thought and could progress into something far more serious, threatening the worlds male population.
Although many doubt that the Corona Virus could reach such strong measures, some are getting prepared early.
Families around the world are being asked to stock up on hot chocolate, tea, chocolate biscuits and haribo.
Should such an outbreak occur, wives and partners are being asked to stay on red alert.
The weekly Paris riots could be cancelled due to fear of the spread of the Corona virus.
Experts have warned that rioters could spread the infection through gathering in large groups.
However, riot organisers have argued that they already wear masks to many of the events and have assured authorities that they will thoroughly wash their hands before throwing molotov cocktails and setting alight to cars.
Marc, who normally riots on a Saturday afternoon said “If there are too many people gathered who could spread the Corona virus on the weekend, then maybe I will consider rioting on a Monday when there are less people on the streets.”
Talks are still underway.
Luxembourg residents are entering the final days of using “Moien” as accepted currency when boarding the bus.
For generations, Luxembourg citizens have used the word “Moien” to ‘pay’ for bus rides. Walking straight onto the bus confidently and giving the impression that you definitely have a valid bus pass in your pocket has long been a tradition in the Grand Duchy.
Now as the 1st March approaches when free transport across the country will become free, many residents are confused how this will effect driver / passenger relations.
Benelux News managed to speak with some bus users ahead of this historic ruling.
“Wait….. What…. You mean we had to pay before?” said one passenger.
While others were considering buying a 1st class ticket just to get away from ‘commoners’ using the free carriages on the train.
How this will effect the comfort of trains and buses in the future, only time will tell.
Meteolux this morning announced a “red alert” status for Luxembourg after signs of a storm in a tea cup were brewing.
Meteolux claim the storm could spread quite widely causing hot water to get spilt and maybe some twigs outside to fall to the ground.
Residents are urged to remain indoors and only go to the pub if absolutely necessary.
Police forces across Europe today started a Europe wide round up of Brexit Brits and sending them home.
Police forces in Amsterdam, Ibiza, Prague and many others began the raids at around 5am this morning in preparation for the UK’s official exit from the EU at midnight tonight.
Countries who had experienced particular troubles with “Brits Abroad” including football hooligans, stag nights and English yobs were particularly eager to get rid of the idiots who creep onto the continent due to lax laws on immigration into the Schengen zone.
Starting on 1st Feb 2020, there will be a visa system in place to keep the idiots out, with France even considering bricking up the entrance to the Channel Tunnel towards the end of the year.
“Certain measures will be in place to keep out the idiots”, said a Police spokesman. “We fully intend to keep out Barry and the lads from Clacton-On-Sea, as well as Kev and Darren and their 20 pints challenge.”
Crowds of local residents gathered in various cities to applaud the work of the Police.
Several heads turned this morning after a construction worker was attempting to communicate with his colleague using an unspecified language.
Local worker Joao was trying to signal to his colleague with the digger that he was too far across the area by simply shouting incomprehensible gibberish as loudly as possible.
Onlookers looked confused as nobody could tell if the language being spoken was French, Portuguese or just complete nonsense.
Joao was unable to do an interview as he was too busy supervising stuff.
A local man started his drive home from Luxembourg City this afternoon and is hoping to arrive at his home in Neideranven in time for Christmas day.
The city’s streets have been plagued with traffic jams over the last few days and so the man is hoping to get a head start by setting off today (Friday 8th November).
At the time Beneleux News held the interview with the man sitting in his car on the Avenue de la Gare, he was remaining optimistic.
“I thought if I leave the office now, I could get a head start,” said the man.
“I’ve got enough petrol in the tank and a supply of food and drinks with me, it should be possible. I’m also loaded with an extensive library of Chris Rea songs to keep my optimistic for the journey. All I can think about are the happy faces of my wife and kids when I arrive.”
All the staff here at Beneleux News wish him the best of luck and will try to catch up for a progress interview in a few weeks when he reaches the Black Stuff.
Luxembourg City mayor, Lydie Polfer promised immediate action yesterday after residents of the gare area protested at the bottom of rue de Strasbourg against rising numbers of drug dealers and prostitution in the area.
The protest went mostly unnoticed by government officials until a child on a scooter appeared at the protest.
As the emergency news reached government offices, Mme Polfer promised direct action against this menace of the streets.
An official report is yet to be made, but if rumours are to become true, it appears that Mme Polfer would prefer to keep the dealers on the streets and ban the use of rentable Scooters.
More news as it breaks.
Luxembourgish government this weekend voted on allowing members of the public to legally be able to hunt Hämmelsmarsch bands and their members.
Fear has been growing for several years after an undercover operation unveiled a hardcore extremist group operating around the country known as the ‘BBB’, (Brass Band Bastards).
The group are known for targeting members of the public on random Sunday mornings throughout the year and are almost guaranteed to target either tired or extremely hungover people with banging drums and bad sounding trumpets.
The new law was passed with a 99% majority vote in Parliament and will come into force immediately.
Legal ownership of firearms is also being considered for Hämmelsmarsch band hunting purposes only.