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Foreign Ministry: Belgium decreases alert level from 4 to 3

The Belgian authorities have decided to decrease the alert level to 3, meaning “serious, possible and credible threat,” the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) informs in a travel alert issued on Friday.

According to a release sent to Agerpres, the decision has been taken by OCAM, the Belgian threat analysis coordination body.

“The Brussels Metro is operational, with restrictions on certain lines, and the security system in stations has been tightened up, using Belgian troops; random security checks are still conducted. Road traffic is fluid. Zaventem Airport remains closed with certainty until Sunday, March 27, 2016, likely to remain so until at least Tuesday, March 29, 2016,” the MAE informs.

At the same time, Schuman Railway Station remains closed and Brussels Airlines is operating flights from the airports in Antwerp and Liege.

“The emergency phone line 1771 on the Belgian territory is still on. For the calls outside Belgium, the emergency phone number +32 78 15 1771 remains valid,” mentions the MAE.

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